|SB Resident Leads Walk to Fight Arthritis
Adrienne Tierney has been named to the Boston Arthritis Walk Committee, a testament to her advocacy for the health and wellness of others. A South Boston resident since 2000, she is committed to helping her community battle arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, with good old-fashioned exercise. Tierney, whose grandmother raised seven children in South Boston, moved to the East Side six years ago to be closer to her family and has been volunteering with the Massachusetts chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. For the past two years she has served on the Boston Arthritis Walk Committee, and this year she is a team recruiter for the 10th Anniversary Boston Arthritis Walk.
Serving as the Client Service Manager at Fitcorp’s Downtown Centers, Tierney understands the importance of a regular fitness regime for arthritis sufferers. She sees Fitcorp members every day affected with the debilitating disease take control of their lives through exercise.
As part of the team recruitment efforts for the Boston Arthritis Walk Committee, Tierney wants the South Boston community to get involved with the 10th Anniversary Boston Arthritis Walk. The goal of the Walk is to raise awareness and funds to support the critical arthritis research and community health programs essential to Massachusetts’s residents living with arthritis. In Massachusetts alone, there are more than 1.5 million people living with arthritis, and even a daily walk can be the first step in preventing and managing the effects of the disease. Walking helps strengthen muscles while maintaining joint flexibility and boosting endurance.
“Arthritis can affect anyone, young or old, healthy or sick,” she says. “Many of my neighbors have arthritis, and too many children suffer from Juvenile Arthritis. I’d love for the South Boston community to join together and walk for a cause that impacts so many in our neighborhoods.
The 10th Anniversary Boston Arthritis Walk lead sponsors are New England Baptist Hospital; Prime, Buchholz & Associates; Income Research & Management; and Wyeth. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 17, 2006. Walkers can chose between a one-mile or three-mile route starting at the Prudential Center, traveling to the Charles River Esplanade and then returning back to the Prudential for a post-walk party. Yoga will be available for non-walkers. To learn how you can participate in the Boston Arthritis Walk call Mary Halpin at the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-766-9449 x134 or via email at the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-766-9449 x 134 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bostonarthritiswalk.kintera.org.