Arthritis isn’t just a ‘grandparents’ disease

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- It might seem to early to talk about jingle bells, but it’s never too early to talk about arthritis.

In fact, there are nearly 400,000 Utahns who battle the disease.

Dr. Aaron Hofmann with the Hofmann Arthritis Institute more than likely all of us knows someone with arthritis.

He joined us in studio on Thursday to talk about the importance of supporting the Arthritis Foundation.

“It’s no longer your grandparents’ disease – each of us knows someone who has it,” Hofmann said. “Sadly 3000 kids in Utah have a form of juvenile arthritis,” he added.

Lifelong joint health is an important part of everyone’s wellness, productivity, quality of life and independence and the Arthritis Foundation is leading the fight for the arthritis community. The organization works to support those with the disease and informing the public with information and resources.

Get out and support their cause at the Cure Gala coming up October 3rd, or the Jingle Bell Run on December 1st.

“[The Jingle Bell Run] is an annual event, that raises money for the Arthritis Foundation – it’s a fun way to get together with your family and friends and get a little exercise,” he said. “Often times, those with arthritis don’t feel they can exercise, but this is a good way to come out and be supported by friends and loved ones.”

The Gala dinner will shine a spotlight on community organizations who support the Foundation. Tickets are selling out. Click here to reserve your spot.

Join a team and sign up for the Jingle Bell Run here.

For more about the Arthritis Foundation and for answers to questions about arthritis visit arthritis.org.

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