Arthritis Walk Kickoff site changed

Published 8:58 pm Friday, August 13, 2010

The location for the annual Chilton County Arthritis Walk Kickoff Luncheon has been changed to Jefferson State Community College.

The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 26 from 12-1 p.m. in Room 104 of Jeff State’s Clanton Campus, located at 1850 Lay Dam Road.

The meeting is open to the public and will include a free lunch, helpful information and a word from special guest David Neal of CBS 42. Neal, who suffers from fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, has a unique way of connecting with his audience through humorous anecdotes.

Guests will also hear from this year’s Arthritis Walk honorees, adult honoree Lynn Russell of Clanton and junior honoree Makenzie Johnson of Jemison.

Arthritis Foundation president Kristin Whitehurst welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about the Walk and its purpose to attend this year’s kickoff.

This year’s Chilton County Arthritis Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 at Chilton Medical Center beginning at 9 a.m.

Activities will include a dog costume contest, a “Show Us Your Moves” dance contest, a health and wellness fair and door prizes.

Attendees at the kickoff will also learn of creative ways to raise funds for the upcoming Walk.

The free lunch will consist of food donated by Hickory Chip, Grande Old Café, Peach Park, Kountry Kitchen, Zaxby’s, Winn-Dixie, Associated Foods and Walmart.

To RSVP, call Whitehurst at (205) 979-5700 or Vanessa McKinney at 755-2500 or 280-3346.