Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cheers to the National Reumatoid Arthritis Foundation!

2011 marks the 10th birthday of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.  The foundation has many events planned to celebrate, focusing in on the number 10 where the participant must form a group of 10 to participate in the celebration as well.  These events are fun and enjoyable while raising awareness and funds for people living with rheumatoid arthritis.  However, "Tea for 10," is perfect for anyone with an incurable sweet tooth, who also happens to enjoy tea with their dessert.  Yes, this event is sure to be a treat, that will sweeten anyone's day.  Registration for this event is now opened on the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation's website.  Once a person registers, they will receive a "Tea for 10," fund raising pack.  The pack will include: ideas of where and when to have your party and who to invite, fund raising ideas, ways your money will support the foundation, "Tea for 10," posters to hand out, invitations to give guests, and cake recipes from celebrity chefs.  Not only does a person get to throw a party with 10 of their friends, but they will also be supporting the foundation and the people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.  So now is the time to register, and say cheers to rheumatoid arthritis!  For more information or other ways you can support the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, visit   

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Auto show, Cruise-In, and Arthritis-- Oh My!

The Arthritis Foundation is set to host its 29th annual Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In on July 8, through July 9, 2011.  This now popular event began in 1982, because of the vision of two men- Bob Lincoln, president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and Leonard Immke, the owner of Immke Buick.  These two men wanted to organize a annual "classic" car show that would be held in Central Ohio.  Through this car show, Lincoln and Immke wanted to accompolish two things: participants would be able to display their cars and share them with the community and the event would raise funds for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.  The first auto show in 1982 was a small one day event, but it was successful. With each year after that the event became bigger and more popular.  Today, the car show includes an impressive 1,500 cars in attendance that are from 20 different states.  These cars also compete for specialty awards, which include 100 different trophies as prizes.  Not only is this a fun, enjoyable two day event, it is also for a very important cause.  The Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In assist in obtaining funds for awareness, research, and support programs that are needed in assisting the Arthritis Foundation in their cause.  To assist in achieving these funds, your attendance at the car show is crucial.  Please consider participating in this event.  For more information on the Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In visit

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Your 20's-Interesting Combo

Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is on the rise.  According to the Arthritis Foundation an estimated 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.  Generally this disease effects women between the ages of 30 and 60.  But this disease also effects older teens and people in their 20's.  This disease is becoming more of a problem for young adults in their 20's today.  People at this age are at their prime of life and unfortunately rheumatoid arthritis can tremendously prohibit their everyday living, and thier quality of life.  Because this disease is painful and can effecct a person's quality of life, it is very important to gain a support system to assist you in living and coping with this disease.  The Arthritis Foundation is nationally renowned in supporting people with rheumatoid arthritis, and helping them gain a better understanding of it.  The Arthritis Foundation offers special events like the annual nationwide Arthritis Walk to raise awareness.  They also offer programs for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, such as, the Arthritis Foundation's Improvement Series.  These programs help people regain mobility, and reduce pain and stiffness.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is a unfortunate and painful disease, but with the proper support and understanding of the illness, a person can live a full and rich life.  For all this information, and much more visit