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2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis-Vancouver, WA

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Esther Short Park

Registration is now closed but we still need your help - please consider donating and helping us reach our goal.
With your donation, we change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.

Our Goal is $50,000
Each year we ask Southwest Washington and the Portland area to join us in our quest to raise money to find a cure for Arthritis. The mission is simple: share your story about why you are participating in the Walk to Cure Arthritis and ask for support. Your story can be about a friend or loved one's battle with arthritis, or it can be about your own battle with arthritis. Each story helps to raise awareness about arthritis and of course the much needed funding toward finding a cure. Our goal is $50,000 and with your help we can make it!

How Your Money is Spent
Because of your participation in the Walk to Cure Arthritis, many lives have changed for the better due to the funds raised in our community. We feel it is important for you to know how Pacific Northwest of the Arthritis Foundation spends the money you work so hard to raise. A few great accomplishments to celebrate this year:

  • -131 Arthritis Foundation Programs for Better Living classes specifically designed for people with arthritis offered in Washington and Oregon communities.

  • -13 local researchers funded by the Arthritis Foundation

  • -123 children attended Camp JAM, our local camp for children living with arthritis and their families in Canby, Oregon

  • -The money raised at the Walk to Cure Arthritis will support research, programs and services for the over 2.3 million people in the Pacific Northwest affected by arthritis and related rheumatic diseases

As you can see, much of the support raised by the Walk to Cure Arthritis stays in the community!

We Are Here to Help!
The easiest way to raise money is to share your story about why you are participating in the Walk to Cure Arthritis. This website allows you to create a personal fundraising page from where you can email all of your friends and family in one shot. You can also personalize your page with a picture or a video. We can help with all of that. If you are a Company Team, we can help you come up with a fundraising strategy, help with a Team Kick-off, etc. If you are a Physician Team, we can help you reach all of your patients. Call (503) 245-5695 or email Alice Ivie (

Find us on Facebook!
Clicking the "Like" button below is a great way to stay in touch with the Arthritis Foundation here in the Vancouver and Portland area, plus interact with others who share the goal of finding a cure.

For more help or information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Alice Ivie at or call (503) 245-5695.
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