Posted by: ugleepen | February 24, 2011

Tell Congress to Add Arthritis Health Initiatives and Treatments

The following is a press release that all of you who suffer from arthritis might find quite interesting:

Key arthritis advocates from around the country will be converging on Capitol Hill from February 28 – March 2, 2011 as part of the Arthritis Foundation’s 13th annual Advocacy Summitarthritis advocacy summit.
They will meet with members of Congress to let them know that more needs to be done for people with arthritis – more research, more public health initiatives and better access to arthritis treatments. Attendees also will receive an introduction to how Congress works and learn about the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy priorities for 2011.

In addition to the pain and suffering caused by the disease, individuals with arthritis are also burdened with a hefty financial toll, costing the U.S. economy an unfathomable $128 billion annually. Events like the Advocacy Summit aim to change that. At this year’s event, advocates, young and old, from across the country will meet with their Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to:

  • Learn firsthand about Arthritis Foundation priority advocacy issues
  • Meet face-to-face with Members of Congress and educate them about arthritis and its devastating effects on the 50 million adults and 300,000 kids with the disease, their families, and the country’s economy.
  • Let Congress know more needs to be done for people with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation is the only nationwide, nonprofit health organization helping people take greater control of arthritis by leading efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases — the nation’s most common cause of disability.

The Arthritis Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of arthritis research in the world. Since 1948, the Arthritis Foundation has provided over $400 million to arthritis-related research through its nationally recognized peer-review research award program.

If you have additional questions or would like more details about this year’s event contact Michele Pfeilschifter at (312) 880-4736 or

Meanwhile, remember that one of the easiest ways to manage your arthritis on a daily basis is to use my comfortable, relaxing UGLee Pen whenever you write, even if it’s just your grocery list.



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