Rheum To Race
18
Aug
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 3 Comments
  • arthritis . color run . racing for a cure . rheum . rheumatoid arthritis . Spartan Race . warrior dash .

Anna Legassie is not your ordinary race competitor -- she competes in grueling long-distance obstacle events while facing an even bigger challenge, rheumatoid arthritis (rheum). Being an athlete with rheum poses unique roadblocks for Anna. She has found that not everyone can understand why she would push her body to the limits and has often met resistance from family and friends. In response, Anna has become a pioneer both on the race course and in her doctor’s office so she…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • arthritis athlete . Emily Akin . Escape From Alcatraz . rheumatoid arthritis .

Arthritis athlete and Fox TV reporter, Emily Akin, has been competing in triathlons for nine years and always looked forward to competing in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Escape, as it is known, is a triathlon that takes competitors across the San Francisco Bay and around the Golden Gate Bridge for one of the most challenging triathlon courses on the circuit. Emily joined Arthritis National Research Foundation Racing For A Cure team in an effort to raise arthritis awareness because…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • athlete with arthritis . ironman . Jon Bourgeois . osteoarthritis . triathlon .

Jon Bourgeois is no stranger to pain, as an athlete with arthritis, Jon pushes past the pain of his osteoarthritis in each of his endurance events. This past August, he competed in the 24-hour long Habanero 100-kilometer ultramarathon in the blistering Texas heat. Competing against the pain of the event and his arthritis, not to mention while carrying six pounds of water on his back. This athlete with arthritis has pushed himself to his limits in five Ironman triathlons in…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis . arthritis athlete . Helgi Olafson . racing for a cure .

Helgi Olafson is a Racing For A Cure Athlete who is also afflicted with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). His AS can be debilitating, but he is determined to show the world that you can thrive despite having Ankylosing Spondylitis. Diagnosed at 19 after experiencing severe back pain, Helgi went through the process of misdiagnosis first. Incorrectly diagnosed with sciatica initially, Helgi's mom decide to take him to a rheumatologist for a second opinion a few months later. The rheumatologist suspected Ankylsoing…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • Dina Neils . racing for a cure . rheumatoid arthritis . Titanium Triathlete . triathlon .

Dina Neils, the notorious “Titanium Triathlete,” is a competitive triathlete with rheumatoid arthritis racing with two total hip replacements. Since we last caught up with her in 2013, she has achieved a notable milestone in the sport, competing in the USA Triathlon Age Group Olympic Distance National Championships on August 8. Dina took a breather from her training regiment to give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her accomplishment. It’s an understatement to say that The USA Triathlon Age Group National…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • Carmen Tomooka . racing for a cure . rheumatoid arthritis . Thriving With Rheumatoid Arthritis .

At the start of each marathon she competes in, it’s the sound of the starting gun firing off that jolts Carmen into action, sending her weaving through the bustling pack of runners that surround her. Because she, her mother, and her sister suffer from arthritis, a fear exists that her two daughters might one day be diagnosed with the same disease that has caused so much pain throughout her family. Despite being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis five years…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • arthritis athlete . David Nonemacher . Escape From Alcatraz . osteoarthritis . racing for a cure . triathlon .

David Nonemacher is an arthritis athlete and one of Racing For A Cure's most active members. He has been racing competitively for years in a myriad of races, including Olympic triathlons, to raise awareness for arthritis and arthritis athletes everywhere. As a sufferer from osteoarthritis himself, David made his annual trek to San Francisco for the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon to once again compete and raise funds for ANRF through Racing For A Cure to help in the fight to…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • cure arthritis . London Marathon . Marathon Maniac . racing for a cure . Wendy Nail .

Raising arthritis awareness is a key element in the fight to cure arthritis. At the Arthritis National Research Foundation we rely on people like you to help make a difference by wearing Cure Arthritis gear, talking about the need for more research, sharing your stories and by Racing For A Cure. Occasionally, all of those things come together in a way that is both encouraging and inspiring. Wendy Nail is a Racing For A Cure team member, Marathon Maniac and…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 4 Comments
  • ironman . Mark Rucker . RA . racing for a cure . rheumatoid arthritis . rheumatoid arthritis athlete . rheumatoid arthritis research .

In 2013, Mark Rucker - known by his fans as "The Beast" - lost 135 pounds and finished his first Ironman. As if that wasn’t challenging enough, he is back training for his second Ironman this year. This time, however, he is facing an entirely new challenge while he runs: his recent rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis. The 46-year-old Lexington, Kentucky native was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis only a few weeks ago. Mark decided that rather then let the news of his…

READ MORE
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • arthritis race . charity race . juvenile arthritis . juvenile arthritis research . Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis . race recap . racing for a cure .

Michael Mazzola, new Racing For A Cure teammate and a graduate of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), recently competed in the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to raise awareness and funds for juvenile arthritis research. Mazzola, along with friends and fellow TCNJ alumni, John Fazzio and Rick Ivins, competed in the race in support of ANRF Board Member, Kelly Rouba-Boyd. Kelly, who suffers with juvenile arthritis, inspired ANRF to name a grant for her a few years ago…

READ MORE
LATEST WORK