Saturday, July 20, 2013

Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run Hits the Airwaves

The 2013 edition of the Arthritis Foundation's St. Louis Jingle Bell Run takes place in November at Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights.  I've been named a medical honoree for the last two years, and part of the job includes a media blitz to help publicize all of our Jingle in July activities.  So I've been visiting the local news stations to talk about arthritis and how fundraising efforts like these help us to conduct research that will help us decrease pain in current arthritis sufferers and decrease risk in those who are yet to develop the disease.

We've visited Show Me St. Louis on KSDK and Fox2News in the Morning to talk about the events.  We even got to cuddle with some mice in a warm-up to this weekend's mouse races in St. Peters.

The Arthritis Foundation is an integral part of fundraising for research that helps us battle all types of arthritis, from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to Osteoarthritis.  These conditions affect millions of Americans.  Consider donating or better yet, consider joining the Advanced Bone & Joint team at the Jingle Bell 5K run/walk this fall.  It's a lot of fun.  Costumes abound, and there is an all you can eat pancake breakfast that's pretty incredible.  Bring the family and help us win the fight against arthritis!

Computerized Baseline Concussion Testing Continues in the Fort Zumwalt District for a fifth year!

I had the opportunity to speak to the Fort Zumwalt School District School Board Meeting last month to detail the results of the district's ImPACT neurocognitive testing.  The program allows us to ensure that athletes are not returned to the field too soon, helping to decrease risk of further injury.

The conversation was detailed in an article in Mid Rivers Newsmagazine this month.  Congratulations to Fort Zumwalt, as well as Francis Howell and Wentzville, two other districts who have instituted the program.