Walk Your A.S. Off
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:
- JOIN our team on the walk website.
- GET READY with a pedometer, step log, walking shoes and team t-shirt!
- WALK! Starting on March 1st count EACH step you take until World A.S. Day on May 4th!
- TRACK and log your steps!
- SHARE your steps with your team and for weekly tabulation and team encouragement!
Download the Arthritis National Research Foundation team pledge form!
Download the Why We Walk information sheet!
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!!