The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual nationwide event that raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. It is a tremendous opportunity to help improve the lives of the 46 million men, women, and children doctor-diagnosed with arthritis.
Lipscomb University and the College of Pharmacy hosted and sponsored the Arthritis Foundation’s 2010 Nashville walk, which was held on the Lipscomb campus Saturday, May 1 at 9 a.m. Approximately 900 participates walked and raised money to help find a cure for Arthritis. Lipscomb University was the top team raising $8,434 with 183 team members. The College of Pharmacy faculty and staff were led by Ginger Saunders, Kam Nola, Jeff McCormack, and Sandra Hood as they served on the planning committee for the Arthritis Walk. Two student pharmacists teams, led by Kayleen Daly, Matthew Fricks, Allison Geary, and Drew Keller, encouraged student pharmacists involvement from fund raising to walk day set up.
The Arthritis Walk was a great event that really involved the College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and student pharmacists and celebrated those battling arthritis and raised money to prevent, control and cure arthritis. The funds raised through the walk directly support arthritis research, health education, and government advocacy initiatives to improve the lives of people with arthritis.