Thursday, June 18, 2009

May is over

Hard to believe that May has already come and gone. What a fantastic month for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the AF! Our two walks featured so many wonderful people out to raise money for a great cause, including the many who braved the chill, rain and sleet in Colorado Springs on May 2. The Denver walk on May 17 saw over 1,000 people in attendance – a definite record! Both events were preceded by the Evening of Honors Gala, a great night during which we honored some very worthwhile individuals and treated the hundreds of people in the audience to a night of joyous celebration and entertainment, featuring sports icon Roy Firestone. It is humbling to witness the many individuals who, despite the challenges of the economy, continue to give and support our very important mission. The need continues unabated, and though we sometimes struggle to make everything work, we know we do it all for a good cause – the 46 million people living with the challenges of arthritis. Great things await us this year, and we remain optimistic that we will continue to be able to serve the people of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana who so desperately need our programs, research and support.

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