Arthritis is a terrible, crippling disease that affects people of all ages. More than 50 million people cope with the pain and frustration caused by arthritis every day, including around 300,000 children. The Arthritis Foundation has led the way in arthritis research for many years. On Saturday, May 19th, hundreds of Houston home owners will gather for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. The Sara Black Team has formed a special fundraising team to help raise money for the walk. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to donate to the cause. We’re also running a special offer. If you buy or sell a Houston home with us, we’ll donated up to $1,000 in your name to the Arthritis Foundation. Not only will you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting an excellent cause, you’ll also get the expertise of the Sara Black Team, so you’ll get the best deal on your house. Visit our fundraising page to donate and learn more.
Houston Real Estate Owners Raise Money and Walk to Cure Arthritis
Arthritis Walk participants will gather at Jones Plaza, a central Houston real estate location, at 8 a.m. for registration. There are both a one-mile and a three-mile course. At 8:45, the program will begin, and the honorees will be introduced. Danny Fuentes is the adult honoree. He was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age seven. Today he is a successful IT professional and volunteers regularly with the Arthritis Foundation. Hayden Sousa is the youth honoree. He has undergone extensive treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and is currently flare free. Two Houston physicians who work with arthritis patients and participate in cutting edge research--Dr. Houston Braly and Dr. Hernandez--will be honored as well.
Walkers will get ready and warm up at 8:55. The walk begins at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony will be at 10:15 a.m. Stick around and enjoy snacks and drinks, meet other walkers, and visit the vendor and sponsor booths. The event ends at 11:30 a.m. Children are welcome to walk and help fundraise. Leashed dogs can also walk along with their humans. Part of the fun of the event is getting such a big group of people together. It shows people who have arthritis that they are not alone in their suffering and that many people are working to help them overcome their pain.
Even if you’re not able to come to the Walk to Cure Arthritis, consider donating to the foundation. Every donation helps fund the work of the foundation. Giving $30 means that people dealing with arthritis can find educational materials online. Larger donations go to fund summer camps for kids with arthritis, so they can meet peers with the disease and know they are not alone. The Arthritis Foundation also puts on educational programs for families. The foundation also works to remove barriers to treatment through advocacy, as well as funding research for better medication to manage arthritis, while still seeking a cure. Finally, the foundation funds new fellowships to help address the shortage of rheumatologists.
Visit the Arthritis Foundation to learn more about its work and to register for the Walk to Cure Arthritis.