A Joint Parade, a nationwide fund-raising walk founded by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), will be held in 1997 as a partnership of OREF and the Arthritis Foundation.
Unlike the previous events when orthopaedic surgeons organized and planned the event, the Arthritis Foundation's 60 state chapters and 150 service offices throughout the U.S. will be responsible for planning of the events. Participation by Academy members can range from recruiting patients to participate to volunteering their own services.
OREF will receive 10 percent of all funds raised by the walks. For more information, contact the local Arthritis Foundation chapter or the foundation's national office at (404) 872-7100.