AUSTIN, Texas – March 16, 2015 – The Arthritis Foundation – Central Texas announced that Ascension Seton has partnered with the Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin as a presenting sponsor for the next three years.
“Ascension Seton is proud to sponsor the Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin,” said Ashton Cumberbatch Jr., executive director of Ascension Seton Foundation and corporate chair of the event. “My wife and I became involved in the effort to cure arthritis and reduce its debilitating effects, not simply due to my work at Ascension Seton or from watching my grandmother suffer, but also because of my wife’s battle with rheumatoid arthritis and my fight with osteoarthritis. Supporting the work of the Arthritis Foundation is critical to finding a cure and helping those suffering with this disease.”
Arthritis is the nation’s most common cause of disability. More than 340,000 Central Texans experience daily pain, swelling and joint damage caused by the disease. That includes more than 2,300 children in Central Texas who suffer from juvenile arthritis.
The Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin raises funds to find a cure for arthritis while educating the community about this invisible but serious disease and empowering those suffering from arthritis to remain active.
“The Arthritis Foundation is grateful for Ascension Seton’s support and participation in the Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin,” said Cathy McHorse, 2015 event chair. “Ascension Seton’s commitment will help Central Texans suffering from arthritis to live full, healthy lives and fund critical research for better treatment options.”
The 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin is Saturday, April 25 at 8 a.m. at Concordia University. Teams are forming now. For more information and to register, visit www.walktocurearthritisaustin.org.
About The Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest and most trusted nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs and challenges of people living with arthritis. For more information, visit www.arthritis.org.
About Walk to Cure Arthritis
Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual community fundraising 5K walk event. The funds raised from the 5K support our nonprofit mission and research aimed at finding a cure for arthritis, America’s leading cause of disability. Whether you have a family member or loved one who suffers from arthritis, or are simply looking for a walking or running event for charity, the Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to get moving in support of a worthwhile cause! Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin is supported by the following:
- Amgen (National Presenting Sponsor)
- Massage Envy Spa (National Sponsor)
- Aleve (National Sponsor)
- Ascension Seton (Local Presenting Sponsor)
- Graves Dougherty Heron & Moody
- Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics
- Health’s Angels
- U.S. Trust
- Bristol Myers Squibb
- The Austin Diagnostic Clinic
- Austin Regional Clinic
- Capital City Village
- DeShazo & Nesbitt
- Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates
- WellMed Foundation