PHOENIX - Did you know over 50 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?
More than a million people in Arizona are living with this disease and women outnumber men 2.5 to 1, the Arthritis Foundation says.
Reports say one in three working age adults report limitations due to their arthritis and arthritis is the nation’s most common cause of disability.
With a fifty percent women workforce, the Arthritis Foundation is supporting these women by holding a luncheon and panel discussion to educate working women and their employers.
The “Enterprising Women: Working with Rheumatoid Arthritis” luncheon will be held on September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton, 2401 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix.
The panel will host the Vice Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, a patient and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, patient and Small Business owner and the chief of Division of Rheumatology at the Maricopa Medical Center.
The Arthritis Foundation encourages attendance to reduce the impact of arthritis on working Americans and say arthritis should be taken as seriously as other chronic diseases.
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