HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Bangor Arthritis Foundation Walk May 11, 2013

Posted May 02, 2013, at 6:07 p.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:01 a.m. to 9:01 a.m.

Location: Bangor Arthritis Foundation Annual Walk, 26 Front Street, Bangor, ME

For more information: Patti Maccabe; 1-800-639-2113; BangorAW.kintera.org

The Arthritis Foundation is holding their annual Arthritis Walk in Bangor on

Saturday, May 11, 2013. Registration starts at 9am and the Walk starts at 10am.

There is a choice of a 1 or 3 mile route starting along the Bangor Waterfront

down the bike path up by Hollywood Casino down Main Street and back to Sea Dog

Brewing Co. There will be vendors during registration as well as making

balloon figures for the children, face painting, a tai chi demonstration, and

more. We also have several gift certificates for the walkers raising the most

donations and a special gift for the mothers.

May is Arthritis Awareness month. Your support is making a difference in

helping 50 million adults and 300,000 children suffering from arthritis. In

Maine alone there are 316,000 adults and 1,100 children having doctor diagnosed

arthritis. The money raised goes to arthritis research, programs and services

in Maine in an effort to improve their lives.

Sea Dog Brewing Co has generously offerred the use of their banquet room with

snacks provided. We will be having a panel discussion with the following people

to give us some advise and ask quesrtions of: a child, an adult with RA, an

adult who has a child with arthritis and is also a physical therapist and a gym

owner/physical therapist, a tai chi instructor and hopefully an orthopeadic

surgeon.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE – You can register for the Walk at our website

www.BangorAW.kintera.org. You can walk on your own, start your own team or

join an existing team. If you cannot walk you can still obtain donations and

come to the walk. Please contact the following people for more information:

Patti at 800-639-2113 or pmaccabe@arthritis.org or Robin at 207-266-6156 or

spencerlaurie2008@roadrunner.com.

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