The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation's Board of Trustees has agreed to license the trademark for A Joint Parade to the Arthritis Foundation. The board had decided not to conduct A Joint Parade in 1996 after having the event in 1994 and 1995. "The board feels that while there were many positive parts to A Joint Parade, the cost of running the event was prohibitive when we considered the financial return. Over a three year period of OREF involvement with A Joint Parade, total start-up costs to OREF were $750,000. Fortunately another $800,000 was returned to the local sites for their use for research at their discretion," said OREF president Dennis K. Collis, MD. "The partnership with the Arthritis Foundation will take advantage of the strengths of both organizations, the benefit of which will be raising money for research and increasing the awareness of the general public to the many advancements made possible by musculoskeletal research."