I walk for arthritis because every day I talk with people who live with the disease. They are all different ages and backgrounds and they e-mail, call and show up in person. I hear their stories. I learn more about the 100+ forms of arthritis. I know the out of pocket costs that the multi-disciplinary treatments have can often be unaffordable, not even an option for people living with chronic pain. I absolutely know that learning about arthritis earlier makes a difference. That knowledge makes a difference and that seeing other people living with the same disease come together on one day, makes a difference.