Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) will join others in a walk for an arthritis cure on Saturday, May 9 in Orange County. The New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will sponsor a “Let’s Move Together” arthritis walk at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery beginning at 10:00 a.m.; participants may start registering at 8:30 a.m. Walkers can choose from a one-mile or three-mile trek and may walk on behalf of a teammate, friend, family member or someone they may know who is suffering from arthritis.
According to the foundation, more than 46 million adults and nearly 300,000 children are living with arthritis in the United States alone. As the nation’s most common cause of disability, arthritis is a serious and sometimes deadly disease. But research shows walking as little as 10 minutes, three times a day can ease joint pain, improve mobility and reduce fatigue. The Arthritis Foundation’s “Let’s Move Together” is a nationwide movement encouraging people to move around in order to prevent or treat the symptoms associated with the disease.
“I am so proud to participate in the 2009 Arthritis Walk on May 9,” said Rabbitt. “This condition affects thousands of New Yorkers through joint pain and fatigue. By participating in this event we can help spread awareness about this common but potentially deadly ailment and take one step closer toward a cure. Please join me this Saturday at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery.”