April 1997 AAOS Report

Arthritis Foundation joins OREF in A Joint Parade™

A Joint Parade™, a nationwide fundraising walk founded by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), will be held again as a partnership formed between OREF and Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation's 60 state chapters and 150 service offices will be responsible for the event's planning. Thirty-five Arthritis Foundation chapters already have scheduled A Joint Parade™ for May; three chapters in June; and 10 chapters in the fall. Participation from Academy members can be as simple as recruiting patients to participate in the event or volunteering their own services. OREF will receive 10 percent of all funds raised by the walks. For more information on how to participate in A Joint Parade™ in your community, orthopaedic surgeons and their staff can contact their local Arthritis Foundation chapter or the foundation's national office at (404) 872-7100.

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