Monday, December 2, 2013

The Arthritis Foundation


The Arthritis Foundation's has a mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. This Springfield Difference Maker has a vision to create a world free of arthritis pain.  They are committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis.
Arthritis, which affects more than 50 million American adults and 300,000 children under the age of 18, is a chronic disease that has devastating consequences.  The Arthritis Foundation is leading the way to conquer this disease; it is the nation’s leading cause of disability. They raise awareness through increased education, outreach, research, advocacy, and other vital programs and services.

They have an aggressive goal to reduce the number of people suffering from arthritis-related physical activity limitations by 20% by 2030. The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. You can hear the full interview here.