Arthritis Foundation Skagit and Whatcom Counties
Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk raises funds for research, programs and services to improve the lives of the over 2.2 million people, including 6,100 children, in the Pacific Northwest who suffer from arthritis and related diseases.
Odds are someone you know has arthritis. Over 50 million Americans live with some form of the over 100 different types of this disabling disease. Despite popular misconception, arthritis does not just affect older Americans- in fact 3 out of every 5 people with arthritis are under the age of 65.
Researchers in the field don't talk about "if" they find the cure; they talk about "when".