Putting one foot in front of the other, raising money for Arthritis Foundation

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Affecting one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, according to the Arthritis Foundation.  To help raise awareness and fund research, the Arthritis Foundation held the Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 17 at 11 a.m. at Washington Park in Denver, Colo.  The MPP Infusion Center of Denver hosted a booth to inform participants about their facility and support families at the Walk.

“We told people about our services, medications offered, and facility amenities, such as the heated recliners and personal televisions,” said Administrative Assistant Heather Hudson.  “We had about 1,000 people come by the booth drawn in by the pedometer giveaways that they took and used to track their steps while participating in the walk/run.”

The Infusion Center of Denver was a bronze level sponsor.  The booth was manned by Hudson and Director of Marketing Kim Travis.

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The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis.  The course had three- and one-mile courses for participants to walk or run.  Pet owners were encouraged to bring their furry friends as money was raised money for this great cause.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 80 cents of every dollar raised goes toward funding research, conducting educational programs, and advocating for the interests of people affected by arthritis.

The Walk to Cure Arthritis raised $205,000 as of May 20.  To donate, visit the Walk web site.