Please join us on June 3rd for the Southern CT Arthritis Walk. We will be at the East Haven High School starting at 9:00AM. Every year we get together to celebrate movement and make a positive impact on the lives of people living with arthritis by raising funds for arthritis research, education and life improvement programs. We are proud to announce that last year the Southern CT Chapter raised over 2 Million dollars that directly funded arthritis research!
Megan Miller and Dylan Sporbert, have been named the 2012 Southern CT Arthritis Walk Ambassadors. Along with their family and friends, Megan and Dylan will lead the Annual Arthritis Walk on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at East Haven High School, East Haven, CT. Megan and Dylan, both diagnosed with arthritis, call on the Southern CT community to join them in supporting the Arthritis Foundation in their efforts to prevent, control and cure the more than 100 different types of arthritis and related diseases.
Dylan is a 13 yr. old, 7th grade student at Hamden Middle School. He was born with a very rare genetic arthritic condition called CACP syndrome. It first presented itself in his hands, when he was close to two years old. His arthritis is now throughout his entire body, and has not responded to any effective medical treatments thus far. Dylan is a mover, despite his stiffness and his pain; he goes on with a smile on his face. He is a National Dance Champion, a drummer, a tennis player and a skater. He will not give into his disease and refuses to let it keep him down. Dylan is an inspiration to all who know him. He would like to thank his biggest supporters, his Doctors, his family and Miss Michelle from Performing Arts Studio BE for seeing beyond his limitations and for what he has been able to accomplish. He is encouraging everyone young and old alike to never give up and to keep on trying even if you have to do something a little differently than everybody else. This will be Dylan's fifth walk and the third year for his team "Dylan's Dynamic Display!"
Megan was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was 5 years old. She has had over 20 surgeries, including 10 joint replacements. Being diagnosed so early caused so much damage to her joints that surgery was the only option to have any shot of a normal life. Because of these surgeries, Megan was able to attend college. She is a graduate of Western New England College in Springfield, MA Class of 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Megan LOVES her New York Sports teams Giants and Yankees. She also enjoys her hobbies of counted cross stitch and photography. Megan is married to a wonderful husband who supports her in all her endeavors.
Dylan and Megan will be walking in the Southern CT Arthritis Walk on Sunday, June 3rd. You can read their complete story, donate to their team, or register to walk at www.SouthernCTArthritisWalk.org. For more information call Luellen at 860-761-0053 or email@example.com.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability. To conquer this painful, debilitating disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.
Arthritis is the NUMBER TWO childhood disease in the United States. Help us find a cure for 654,000 CT adults and 3400 CT children. To help us celebrate the day Gabi Carruba American Idol contestant will perform.
Please visit http://www.southernctarthritiswalk.org/ or firstname.lastname@example.org 203-484-6771 for more information.