Is it time to retire The Walk?

occupywallstMy colleague Leslie who writes The R.A. Academe on CreakyJoints, recently spoke about the NFL going pink for breast cancer, asking why someone can’t go blue for arthritis. I had the same exact conversation with my fiancée when I saw the pink penalty flags and towels in the NFL. I wondered why arthritis is doomed to the same old fundraisers again and again, with the number one dud, the infamous walk.

Before we go any further, I have to warn you. I hold quite a controversial point of view that some will certainly not agree with. The bottom line: if we ever want arthritis and autoimmune disease to become as well-known and respected as breast cancer, we need to think radically. The yearly walk campaign has to be totally revamped, or more probably, it has to go entirely.

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