Art for Arthritis
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Kansas City, MO
What is Art for Arthritis?
Art for Arthritis pairs 15 local children affected by juvenile arthritis with area artists to spend a summer together creating unique pieces of art. The art is auctioned off at the Art for Arthritis art auction to raise money for nationwide arthritis research and advocacy, as well as local programs and services.
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Most people don’t think about children having arthritis but more than 3,000 children in the Kansas City and Western Missouri area have some form of this painful disease. Art for Arthritis is a one-of-a-kind experience uniting local artists and children impacted by juvenile arthritis. Together, they turn a potentially challenging and painful situation into beautiful and inspiring pieces of art. Attendees can look forward to an evening of drinks, heavy appetizers, a silent auction and an exciting live auction featuring the artwork the children and artists have created together. The 2015 event will be the 12th anniversary of Art for Arthritis and once again we will have an exciting partnership with the world-famous Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation THE national health organization whose mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and other related diseases. Across the United States, the Arthritis Foundation supports arthritis related research and offers programs and services for those with arthritis and related diseases.
The Foundation has funded more than $450 million in research and medical grants since 1948, including $12 million in 2013. In Kansas City, the Arthritis Foundation hosts low- and no-cost educational seminars, exercise classes and other programs for adults and children with arthritis. It funds scholarship opportunities, educational literature, activities for youth, and others.
The Kansas City office of the Arthritis Foundation serves western Missouri and Kansas.
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For More Information
Please contact Brooke Burns at (913) 262-2233 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.