Oh boy — has OCKMMA been busy recently! We had a phenomenal Savate seminar with Professor Nicolas Saignac — the highest ranking Savate Silver Glove in the United States.
We then had a Team-Building event with the Big-Brothers/Big-Sisters. We host a seminar for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters every quarter, but this last seminar was truly inspiring thanks to Kru Roman Gutierrez..
We also found time to join the Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Arthritis” on Saturday, May 24, 2017. OCKMMA turned out in force to support the cause and get moving”
Coach Ricky; OCKMMA mascot Syracuse; Front Desk Staffer Natalie, members Stephanie (with her daughter) and Autumn; and Kru Rodney all turned out to represent OCKMMA; got moving; and walked to help find a cure for Arthritis.
Some Facts About Arthritis:
- More than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis (1 in 5 people over 18).
- Almost 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition.
- The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans.
- More than 78 million people are expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2040.
- Arthritis is the nation’s No. 1 cause of disability.
- Almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. with arthritis are of working age (18-64).
- One-third of working-age people with arthritis have limitations in their ability to work, the type of work they can do or whether they can work part time or full time.
- People with arthritis or a rheumatic condition lose more workdays every year due to illness or injury than adults with any other medical condition.
- People with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis –just two kinds of arthritis – miss a combined of 172 million workdays every year.
- Arthritis and related conditions account for more than $156 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses
- Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under age 65, including an estimated 300,000 children.
- Doctor-diagnosed arthritis is more common in women (26 percent) than in men (18 percent). In some types, such as rheumatoid arthritis, women far outnumber men.
- Arthritis has a greater impact on minorities. Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and other minorities populations in the U.S. have lower rates of arthritis compared to white population. However, they experience greater severity of pain and more work and daily activity limitations than whites.
The Walk for Arthritis occurs every year and around the world. Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual community fundraising 5K walk event. The funds raised from the 5K support their nonprofit mission and research aimed at finding a cure for arthritis, America’s leading cause of disability. The Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to get moving in support of a worthwhile cause!
As a matter of fact, the Orange County “Walk for Arthritis” is leading the pack in dollars raised for this noble and worthwhile charity. A total of $444,475 was raised here in Orange County. OCKMMA walked and was proud to be a part of this noble cause.
Click HERE to Learn More About Walk to Find a Cure