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Treating patients who suffer from debilitating arthritis and getting them back to work keeps Dr. Eric Peters and other AARA health-care providers coming back to volunteer at the Virginia C. Piper St. Vincent de Paul Medical Clinic in Phoenix. What started 10 years ago with one provider volunteering one night per quarter has grown into an AARA team that volunteers every two weeks and sees eight patient a night. Dr. Peters makes diagnoses and sets up treatment plans for new patients and meets with returning patients to help them manage their disease. AARA’s health-care providers believe their mission is to help take care of the people of Arizona, including those at St Vincent de Paul, Dr. Peters says.
Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to finding a cure for the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain, including 300,000 children and their families.
Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event supporting our mission to conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community.
To learn more about Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Walk for the Cure events, please click here: http://www.arthritis.org/get-involved/walk-to-cure-arthritis/?_ga=2.29941247.1159417107.1507906919-521149893.1504200987
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and costs $128 billion annually. There are more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis including 300,000 children. At the 23rd annual GlitzGlamGive Gala, guests enjoyed glitz in their midst at the Arizona Biltmore and on the big screen as the Oscars were being aired. All was for the benefit of the Arthritis Foundation.
Beautif-Eye co-owner, Mercie Loftus, was honored along with her rheumatologist, Dr. Saima Chohan with Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates and 6-year-old Brianna Cooney, the 2017 youth honoree. Brianna Cooney’s parents are both first responders. Valerie Cooney is an engineer with Glendale Fire and John Cooney is a Phoenix firefighter.
Guests enjoyed the Academy Awards viewing party, a live and silent auction, mystery boxes, a red carpet reception, and a Roxanne’s Couture fashion show. The gala raises funds to support the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy and access to medical care and treatments; scientific discovery and research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for arthritis; help & support including education and resources; and juvenile arthritis.