Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our Mission

We are participating in two separate Joints-in-Motion trips to raise money for arthritis research. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal.

Afton Hayduk is training to run a half marathon in Prague March 2012. She needs to raise $6500.00. Janelle Lane will also be running in Prague on her own dime to raise money for the Joints-in-Moiton Iceland trek in July 2012. She needs to raise $8500.00. 

This blog is for any of our supporters, and even strangers to keep track of our progress in training and fundraising. Both Afton and Janelle are using their respective events as motivators to reach their individual fitness goals. We will both make blog posts on our training process, and the roadblocks we hit along the way.

There are over 100 different types of arthritis, and my family, like many others, has members that have to live with the pain of arthritis. Arthritis means inflammation of the joint. It can keep people from living their lives to the fullest, and makes a half-marathon in Prague and a trek in Iceland virtually impossible. We appreciate how fortunate we are to have healthy joints. We hope the money we raise will help those with the degenerative joint disease complete their own adventure. 

Any amount will help us reach our goals. But most importantly, We want to spread the word about the importance of arthritis funding. Arthritis is among the top three most common chronic disease in Canada. While most cases are not fatal, the pain can be unbearable. Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases in children; one in 1000 children in Canada has arthritis. Yes KIDS can get arthritis! There are over 4 million canadians with the disease, so help me help them. 

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