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2015 Chicago Walk to Cure Arthritis


Saturday, June 6th, Montrose Beach

Kickoff Event
Saturday, May 2, 11:00am
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – North Gallery
2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago

Join us for our Chicago Walk to Cure Kickoff at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Saturday, May 2! This is a fantastic opportunity to come out and meet others who are participating in the Walk, drop off any fundraising monies that you have collected as well as get pumped up for the event! We will have a short presentation about the Walk to Cure and the Arthritis Foundation and you will have a chance to interact with your fellow walkers. A box lunch and refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free! There is free parking on Cannon Drive and Stockton Drive near the Nature Museum.

After the presentation, networking and lunch, we’ll take a tour of the Nature Museum! The Nature Museum if for people of all ages….very child friendly and interactive! Exhibits include Rainforest Adventure, Hands-on Habitat, RiverWorks, Mysteries of the Marsh and Butterfly Haven. To learn more about the Notebaert Nature Museum, go to www.naturemuseum.org. The Lincoln Park Zoo is also just a couple blocks away. Looking for MORE fun? We can walk over to the zoo and enjoy your favorite animals together before you depart.

Please RSVP to bvanacker@arthritis.org if you can make it and how many people are coming with! We look forward to seeing you!

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. 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.

Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters!

Meet Our 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees
Please salute the following individual(s) for taking a leadership role in the fight to Cure Arthritis! Click their names or pictures to read their stories...

Pictured from left to right are: John Guerra, Youth Honoree; Melody Vernor, Adult Honoree;



For more information on how to qualify for our 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis fundraising incentives, please contact your Walk to Cure Arthritis event director listed below.

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Raise money for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and we’ll help you attend one of our 2015 Juvenile Arthritis Camps!!

There are multiple opportunities for children with juvenile arthritis & their families to get involved with the Arthritis Foundation throughout 2015.
To learn more, click here


For more help or information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Brian VanAcker at bvanacker@arthritis.org, or call 312-880-4735.
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