Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter e-Newsletter
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Dennis Olden, Chair and Anne Fair Forrest, President/CEO at the "DO BLUE" Annual Meeting.
Dennis Olden, Chair and Anne Fair Forrest, President/CEO at the "DO BLUE" Annual Meeting.

Dennis Olden, Chair and Anne Fair Forrest, President/CEO at the "DO BLUE" Annual Meeting.

We hope you'll be BLUE on October 12th. Of course, we want you to be happy but you can be BLUE and happy next Friday on World Arthritis Day. People around the world will be wearing BLUE and waving in support of those with arthritis. We hope you will join us!

After being BLUE on October 12th we'll turn ORANGE for our Halloween celebration the "CREAKY BONES DASH"…and….being the colorful lot that we are….we will end the year being RED and GREEN at the fun and festive "Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis".

The Arthritis Foundation/Florida Chapter understands the power of teamwork. To achieve our mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases we know we must work together to raise critical funds to support arthritis research, health education and advocacy initiatives. Hundreds of teams took to the streets last year to make a difference in the fight against arthritis. We hope that you will team up with friends, family members and co-workers to take part in our events again in 2012.

Please take the time to read more about our upcoming events, our special volunteers and our programs and services in this issue of our E-newsletter. We are grateful to all of you for being part of Team Florida!

From all of us to all of you….have a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday season!.


Anne Fair Forrest
President/CEO
Florida Chapter


Dennis Olden
Chair
Florida Chapter


Highlights
15th Annual Magic of Caring
Healing Hands for Arthritis
The second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis partnership with the Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy was September 19th.
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15th Annual Magic of Caring
The "Creaky Bones"
is coming!!!
Yes the Arthritis Foundation "Creaky Guy" is back in St. Petersburg.
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15th Annual Magic of Caring
Wave Your Hands!!!
Waving for World Arthritis is a campaign to help raise awareness of issues affecting people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases..
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Advocacy
Advocacy - Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter I am the Face of Arthritis
As 9-year-old Kiyah Hall of Margate Florida clearly puts it: "Pain is real. Arthritis hurts. Kids get arthritis, too. And most people don't know it." Learn more...
Connect
Advocacy - Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter It will all be ok in the end.....
My name is Heidi Sloan and I have two precious children who both have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I invite you to visit my Blog. Learn more about JRA and the challenges that Jake and Hannah have in their everyday lives that others can't always see from the outside.
Fund Development
Advocacy - Arthritis Foundation Florida ChapterSomething for everyone!
Heading into the last quarter of the year (can it be here already?) we have something for everyone! . Learn more...
Mission Delivery
Advocacy - Arthritis Foundation Florida ChapterFlorida Families Travel to St Louis
AF Florida Chapter was proud to sponsor 16 JA Families to this summer's National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is St Louis. Learn more...
Planned Giving
Advocacy - Arthritis Foundation Florida ChapterTax-Free Sale
Howard and Patricia were age 55 when they purchased some development land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell. Learn more...
Happenings Near You
Lake Worth - AF Supporters Meet to Kick Arthritis to the Curb!.
Miami - Let's Move Together Arthritis Walk Kick-Off.
Orlando - Arthritis Solutions. Take Control of your Pain.
Punta Gorda - Halloween Spooke Night!
Tampa - Officially Kicks-Off the Jingle Bell Run Season!

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11/03/2012
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11/10/2012
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11/24/2012
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11/30/2012
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12/01/2012
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12/01/2012
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12/07/2012
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12/15/2012
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Spotlights
15th Annual Magic of Caring
Lana L. Knight
Tis the season to slide those jingle bells back on your shoes and plan your fund raising strategies for your Jingle Bell Team!. Read more...
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The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation
presented a check recognizing a five-year, $400,000 commitment to the Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter. Read more...
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Marysa Martel
A young daughter of one of the girls in the Bunco group – The Loaded Dice Divas, who is involved in the fund raiser for us shared the following little story. Read more...
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