Registration for the Arthritis Walk is free. Walkers are encouraged to participate, individually or on teams, to help raise money to support critical arthritis research, health education and government advocacy programs. Those who raise more than $100 will receive a t-shirt.
Participants can register up until the walk starts. To register, simply call the Arthritis Foundation at (317) 879-0321 ext. 2 or log on to www.arthritiswalkindy.com.
This year’s Arthritis Walk honorees are 14-year old Emily Gebhardt, a freshman at Hamilton Southeastern High School who was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of eight and Franki Greiner, an Indianapolis woman, first diagnosed with the disease when she was just 27 years old. This year’s medical honoree is Dr. R. Michael Meneghini, an orthopedic surgeon at IU Health Saxony Medical Center.