Arthritis fundraiser walk set for early today

ValleyCare hosting morning event to raise awareness in effort to cure disabling condition

ValleyCare Health System will host a walk to raise money for the national Arthritis Foundation starting at 8 a.m. this morning at ValleyCare's LifestyleRx fitness center, 1119 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore.

Called "Let's Move Together," the annual nationwide event raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability.

"Taking part in this event is an opportunity to help improve the lives of the 46 million men, women and children diagnosed with arthritis," said Madonna D'Angelo of ValleyCare's marketing and public relations department. "The Arthritis Walk is family friendly with food, activities and entertainment."

Information will also be available regarding arthritis, programs, treatment and products. Walk routes include a one- or three-mile route.

-Jeb Bing

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Posted by Paul Blake MH
a resident of Avignon
on May 8, 2009 at 4:38 am

Just a few observations I have made. Have you noticed that modern medicine says they need your money to find a cure and yet they have not found a cure in 60 years, 0. And autoimmune diseases like RA disease are interesting there are approximately 80 to 100 with another 40 waiting for a name and if you get one you will get another and so on. And medical science cannot explain why we have this autoimmune epidemic. You can trigger one of them just by having an auto accident, taking aspirin or medication or by starting a new exercise routine, even too much stress says latest research. Naturopathic medicine says, "Look for the root, it is in the basics beginning with what is on your fork, what toxins are in your body, what exercise do you do, what stress is in your life, what is your spiritual base". Scientific arrogance has led us down the wrong path we better stop and take a close look at what is happening. This month 150 new chemicals will be added to the 85,000 which are part of the autoimmune problem. They will be added too industry with no oversight control at all. Autoimmune disease is the worst kind of contradiction; for an RA sufferer you are attacking your body with your immune system, a world upside down. God bless you in your search.

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