Supporting Arthritis

In October, FIECON associate Anouk walked 90,000 miles over 12 days, and raised £750 including FIECON match funding, to support funding for world-class research, high-quality services, and campaigns that matter most to people suffering from arthritis.

Arthritis is a condition that affects approximately 10 million people in the UK. There are many types of arthritis, but the most common symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. Although a definitive cure is yet to be discovered, there are treatments aimed at alleviating symptoms and slowing down the disease progression.

The charitable organisation, Versus Arthritis, is working towards a future free of arthritis. This organisation recently conducted a ‘walk to World Arthritis Day’ where Anouk, along with just under 600 other people set themselves a step goal of 7,500 steps a day from October 1st until October 12th (World Arthritis Day). The group achieved over 52,000 steps combined, and a whopping £44,750 was donated to the cause.

When participating in the challenge, Anouk said “It’s been challenging at times, but the cause is really giving me the motivation”.

To join a fundraiser or start one of your own, Versus Arthritis has a fundraising page to get you started!

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