The Arthritis National Research Foundation is proud to join Walk Your A.S. Off for the annual A.S. walk. Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) & Axial Spondyloarthritisis (SpA) are chronic life long autoimmune diseases that cause extreme back pain, fatigue, and inflammation throughout the body including possible organ involvement. Certain complications can lead to disability & spinal joint fusion. SpA often goes undiagnosed for years until fusion is apparent and the disease progresses to full-blown A.S. & disability.
Recent CDC estimates are that 1% of the population have this disease – or 33 million people worldwide! We are walking for those who cannot. We are joining together to walk for our health & to raise awareness. Please help the event reach the goal of 478 million collective steps – “Shoot for the moon. Even if we miss, we’ll land among the stars!” Help us share our stories & work to find a cure – that is why we walk!
What to do:
Once you’ve collected your pledges you may enter the amount on this page or mail your donations to:
Arthritis National Research Foundation
200 Oceangate, Suite 830
Long Beach, CA 90802
The test tube will keep track of all money raised for A.S. research! If we hit $75,000 we will fund an entire A.S. research project!!