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Westchester Arthritis Walk Goes Virtual on May 16

Join the first ever “Virtual Walk to Cure Arthritis”

www.walktocurearthritis.org/westchester  

Health and safety are our #1 priorities! Due to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on our participants, we are not holding in-person events or meetings through May 31st. This means that we are not holding the New York City Walk to Cure Arthritis as an in-person event this year. We are taking this event virtual!

Our Arthritis Warriors are looking to us for guidance and support NOW more than ever. We have seen an up-take in requests for help with a 71% increase in calls to the Arthritis Helpline, a 77% increase in registrations for our online Live Yes Arthritis Network and a record number of people are accessing our newly created content being delivered thru podcast and via our website. Because of this need the Arthritis Foundation must push forward. We still need to work together to raise funds that fuel these vital resources, life changing science, advocacy, and the connections we build in our community.

What do we mean virtual?

Families, friends, healthcare providers and businesses nationwide have been asked to join the movement towards #54 Challenge Give $54, Tell 54, Move 54 in support of the 54 million Americans include 300,000 children living with arthritis

We’re asking participants to join the #54Challenge. Give $54, Tell 54, Move 54. Actions can include a 54 second dance party in their living room, 54 minutes of meditation, 54 steps in their backyard, 54 cookies baked in honor of the 54 million Americans living with arthritis.

Participants can walk practicing social distancing, while the celebrate in the safety of their own homes or neighborhoods sharing photos and videos of their unique Walk festivities. They can host intimate viewing parties and have the opportunity to connect with the AF community NATIONWIDE.

Our local and national Facebook pages will host interactive virtual events via Facebook Live, featuring community stories, entertainment and wellness activities.

• 11:00 AM: New York Event Kick Off hosted on www.facebook.com/ArthritisNewYork 
• 4:00 PM: National Walk to Cure Arthritis hosted on www.facebook.com/Arthritis.org 

We will enhance our social media channels and email content from now until May 17th by creating an interactive and empower campaign

 Benefit modifications include features on our Facebook page, Instagram account and in our weekly emails to participants with a reach of over 5,000 individuals

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