LifeFit Center Walk Benefiting

LifeFit Center Walk Benefiting

On Monday, October 27th, the Arthritis National Research Foundation partnered with the LifeFit Center at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for its inaugural two mile LifeFit Center Walk benefiting All funds raised from the walk will go towards arthritis research.

The LifeFit Center at the Beach is a health and fitness community center for those 49 and older who want to remain active. The vision of the Center is to inspire and educate the community about a lifelong commitment to wellness and inspire healthy behaviors and empowers longer, healthier, happier lives. After all, their motto is, “Move More. Live Longer.”

Commencing at Claremont Avenue in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach, California, fifty participants, including ANRF supporters and members of the LifeFit Center, all joined together to embark on the walk down the Long Beach walking/bike path. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and excellently complemented the scenic ocean view for the entirety of the walk.


The LifeFit Center Walk benefiting was put on by the LifeFit Center team, and headed up by Operations and Marketing Coordinator Tim Trefts and assisted by Wes McCurtis. Thanks to their efforts, the event attracted walkers of all ages and raised almost $500 dollars for arthritis research. Notable attendees included ANRF Executive Director, Helene Belisle, ANRF Board Member and Legal Counsel, Lynn Moyer, and CSULB Dean of Health and Human Services, Ken Millar. A fun, pre-walk stretch was conducted by LifeFit Center Director, Ayla Donlin, as she motivated everyone for the trek.

The walk concluded with a lunch at Legends Sports Bar where prizes were awarded to random participants, including gift baskets, high-tech workout gear, and LifeFit Center memberships. Belisle and Moyer both addressed the crowd and spoke about their involvement and rich history with ANRF and why they’re so passionate about the work they do. Millar and Donlin also spoke about their passion for fitness and health and the new partnership with ANRF.

Moving forward, the LifeFit Center Walk will take place annually in May, in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month. If you’d like more information on the LifeFit Center at the Beach, visit their website:

To make a contribution to the exciting arthritis research projects ANRF scientists are conducting, make a donation today!

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Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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