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How to Live, Work and Play While Coping with Arthritis

More than 40 million people in the United States are living with some form of arthritis. The Alabama Arthritis Control Program was created to give people living with or caring for someone with arthritis the knowledge they need to take control of their condition so it doesn’t control them. Program faculty provided an overview of arthritis, discussed techniques on managing the disease, and discussed how to better communicate with doctors on finding relief. This conference is now available at ALPHTN to view on demand.

Every October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day

In 2007, World Osteoporosis Day launched a year of bone health awareness, whereby individuals were urged to identify their personal risk for osteoporosis and to take appropriate action to reduce their modifiable risks. For more information on osteoporosis, visit the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

May is National Arthritis Month

May is National Arthritis Month, Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Day! For more information, visit the Arthritis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Join the Team - Walk for Arthritis

The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation's annual nationwide event that supports public awareness and raises funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. It is a tremendous opportunity to help improve the lives of the 46 million men, women and children with arthritis. Get your company involved or recruit friends and family members to form a team. Best of all, when you walk in honor of a loved one with arthritis, you know you’re making a difference. The funds you raise will support critical Arthritis Foundation research and discoveries, public health initiatives and public policy efforts to improve the lives of people with arthritis. Find a walk event near you!

Camp M.A.S.H. (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting)

Camp M.A.S.H., sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, is a six day residential camping experience for children ages 9 to 17 years old that have some form of juvenile arthritis or related condition. Camp is staffed by full-time camp directors, medical personnel, nurses, counselors, certified lifeguards and other auxiliary staff. This no cost camp is held the 2nd week of June. Learn more about Juvenile Arthritis Events in the Southeast Region.

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

National Therapeutic Recreation Week aims to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and services. Therapeutic recreation uses treatment, education, and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and quality of life. For more information on TR Week, visit the National Recreation and Park Association.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation hosts an annual competitive 5K holiday event, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight the unacceptable pain of arthritis, our nation's most common cause of disability. Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others and give back to the community. The Arthritis Foundation raises funds to support arthritis research, education, programs and services. Start a team today!

Page last updated: September 26, 2017