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Arthritis Walk to Occur at APD

June 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH –The Arthritis Foundation will join with Alice Peck Day Health Systems (APD) to host the 2014 Upper Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

This event will bring together patients, providers, caregivers, and advocates to raise funds and awareness about arthritis, which currently affects more than 50 million Americans. Mistakenly assumed to be a disease which affects older adults, arthritis is in fact a disease in which two-thirds of people are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.

“The Walk to Cure Arthritis Upper Valley raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability, but we aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain” said Matthew Raffio, Director of Development for the Arthritis Foundation. “We are also funding research that's getting us closer to a cure,” he said.

“We’re delighted to host this important community event focused on raising awareness about arthritis in the Upper Valley, and we hope families and friends throughout the region will join us in this effort” said Peter Glenshaw, Associate Vice President for External Affairs.

The Upper Valley Walk will occur on APD’s campus, which features more than four miles of trails, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. Registration begins at 9am and the walk begins at 10am. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.arthritiswalk.org