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We are looking for local businesses in the greater Charlotte, NC region to participated in the Health & Wellness Expo portion of our upcoming Arhtritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis event at Truist Field in Uptown Charlotte. This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in the Health & Wellness community to come out and interact with our guests to promote their products and services. This opportunity is being presented to our community businesses at little to no cost.  We simply ask for you to make a reasonable monetary donation to the Walk or to register a team and fundraise for the Walk.  For more information and to register, please contact Jeanne Proefrock, Event Chair, at 231-750-6894 or via e-mail at

Today Mackenzie gave a presentation to a little over fifty of her peers at school on what it's like to live with Juvenile Arthritis. We are continuously amazed at her courage to not only stand up in front of crowd of people and share her story, but even more so in front of a group of her peers.  We are beyond proud of this girl!  

*We apologize, the first few seconds are missing.  She just introduces herself in those seconds.  

We put together this short video to share with you a small glimpse into what life has looked like for the past almost ten years for Mackenzie living with juvenile arthritis.  She has good days and bad days but no matter what she never quits.  She has a true warrior spirit and continues to advocate and create awareness for the disease all while raising funds for not only research but also programs and activities that support all arthritis warriors and their families. 


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We know every year many of you play Super Bowl Squares in hopes of winning a little cash!  Well, this year we want to give you not only the opportunity to play and win some cash but to also support a great cause at the same time!  This year for our first fundraiser of 2022 we have Super Bowl Squares.  For just $10 you can get a square and have the chance to win $125.  Proceeds from the Super Bowl Squares will go to the Arthritis Foundation in honor of Mackenzie in the 2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Charlotte.  

To play simply send $10 (per square) via Venmo to @Jeanne-Proefrock and then sit back and wait for the big game!  Once all the squares are sold we will draw the squares and share the board her and on Social Media for all to see and follow.  Payouts will be made at the end of each quarter to the winning square!  

Good Luck and Thank You for your support of Mackenzie and her dream of a CURE!