Take a moment and imagine your joints continually in pain. Buttoning
your shirt is difficult. Removing the lid from a jar is painful. Sleep
doesn’t come easy. Now imagine that this pain has been a part of your
life for many years.
My wife Kim lives the life you have just imagined. She suffers from
several forms of arthritis. She has had to give up a successful retail
business. Our family activities had to be limited. She is always
fatigued due to the emotional strain of struggling with the pain and
the lack of adequate sleep. Kim and millions like her need our help.
Most of my volunteer efforts over the past 3 years have been devoted to the Arthritis Foundation for this reason. They are effective at helping those with arthritis and are working hard to find ways to prevent and cure the many forms of arthritis. They have had many successes, but there is much more to do. I am passionate about helping them do that.
This is the 3rd year I have chaired the Fredericksburg Arthritis Walk to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. This year’s walk is scheduled on May 3rd.
My personal goal is to raise more than $1,000 by the end of this month. I need your help to do that. You can help in 2 ways:
- Please consider clicking on the "Help Stomp Out Arthritis" badge below and making a personal donation of $10 or more to the Arthritis Foundation.
- If you own a website or blog, you can encourage others to give by letting them know you are a supporter. You can blog about this fundraising event, send a notice to your subscribers, and proudly display the badge on your website. To display the badge, insert the following html code where you want the badge displayed:
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.everydaygiving.com/arthritiswalk"><img width="110" height="110" border="0" alt="Roger Carr badge for Fredericksburg Arthritis Walk" src="https://www.everydaygivingblog.com/images/2008/04/12/arthritiswalk_2.gif"></a>
If you aren’t sure how or where to enter the code, send me an email at [email protected] and I will try to help you.
When you make a donation and/or announce the event in some way, please let me know. I would like to thank you publicly for your help.
Don’t delay, April 30th is not far from now. Make a difference today. You will feel great and be glad you did.
2 thoughts on “What Is Living With Arthritis Like?”
Great call to action! Thanks for making a difference.
Jeremy Gregg, Editor
The Raiser’s Razor
You bet I’ll help, Roger. You’re doing a great service bringing this to our attention.