Logan Supports Arthritis Foundation’s Mission, Event

May 14, 2019 -- Arthritis―a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans.

Every year, the number of children and adults affected by arthritis grows, making it the No. 1 cause of disability in our country.

May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. While there is currently no cure for most kinds of arthritis, there are many available therapies, including chiropractic care, to help treat and manage the pain associated with the disease.

Logan is proud to be a silver sponsor of this year’s Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis in St. Louis. The event will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017. Click here to register or donate.


Logan Professor D. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART®, says eliminating or reducing challenges to a person’s system is important. “Eating less pro-inflammatory food and drink, getting plenty of sleep, and staying active are all helpful,” he said.

Adding nutritional support specifically rich in calcium, magnesium and trace minerals can also provide relief, says Logan Professor Brian Snyder, DC. This, he said, with the addition of lifestyle changes that keep patients moving through normal daily activities as well as low impact exercise, all aid in pain management.

Dr. Kuhn said for many who experience rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which causes inflammation in the joints, chiropractic care can be used to treat the affected joints with gentle mobilizing techniques during remission periods. He notes that direct treatment of the affected joints during periods of exacerbation should be avoided.

Visit the Arthritis Foundation’s website for find more information about additional treatment options. 

2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis


UPDATE: The 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis has been rescheduled for June 8th, 2018.

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The annual Walk to Cure Arthritis will take place at Logan University on May 18th, 2018!

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all.

All participants will enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, health fair booths and more! 

Click here to learn more about the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis!

There's still time to register for the 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis


UPDATE: Due to a power outage at Logan University and the forecast for more severe weather, the 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis has been canceled.

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Join Logan University by signing up for the St. Louis chapter of the Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis at 6:30 p.m., May 19 on Logan’s campus. The walk, which has twin goals of increasing arthritis awareness and raising research funds, hopes to raise $157,000 – $15,000 more than the previous year. 

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is a family-friendly event. Participants can walk a one-mile or three-mile loop as well as enjoy entertainment, food, educational booths and activities for kids. As always, Logan University faculty and interns will be on hand to provide chiropractic care to walkers.

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults experience arthritis. While there are a variety of ways to tackle the attendant pain, chiropractic is increasing in popularity. 

Logan has been supporting the Walk to Cure Arthritis since 2007. Since then, the University has been increasingly involved, and in 2012, the event officially moved from Forest Park to the Logan campus. At last year’s walk, the St. Louis chapter of the Arthritis Foundation named its first-ever Chiropractic Honoree for the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis. 

Logan students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join the University’s team. Registration – which is free – will remain open up until the night of the event. Fundraising is optional. Visit WalkToCureArthritis.org/StLouis for more information and to register as a participant of the Logan team.

2017 St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis at Logan University


UPDATE: Due to a power outage at Logan University and the forecast for more severe weather, the 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis has been canceled.

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The 2017 St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held at Logan University on Friday, May 19th!

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all.

Enjoy entertainment, food, health fair booths and family fun for all participants! 

Event Information:

Registration and check-in begins at 6:30pm.

Welcome and warm-up begins at 6:55pm.

Complimentary hotdogs and food provided by Logan University students and Delmar Gardens.

Noodles & Company and Nothing Bundt Cakes will be handing out delicious samples.

Meet a Clydesdale!

Dogs get arthritis too, so bring your four-legged friend!

Click here to learn more about the 2017 St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis!

Scenes from the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis at Logan University

The Logan Community Embraces Walk to Cure Arthritis



Arthritis is a disease that affects people of all ages and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. More than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions have been identified.

In 2007, Logan’s involvement started as a small investment. The University made a corporate donation and put together a team that raised $3,300 for the St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis.

“Over the next few years, their support really increased,” said Kim Rosenthal, development manager of the Arthritis Foundation’s Heartland Region. “Students showed up in droves to help set up, clean up and volunteer, and in 2012, Logan professor and Chairman of the Clinical Sciences Division Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART, stepped in as chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. That’s when the relationship really took off.”

That year, the Walk to Cure Arthritis moved from Forest Park to Logan’s campus, and in 2013, the Logan team helped raise more than $20,000 for the foundation.

Kim said the Logan campus is not only a beautiful venue, but is self-contained and has ample parking. “Also, the campus is accessible to all individuals and allows us to set up vendors and have families picnic in the grassy areas,” she said.

This year, Logan has put together a large committee made up of students, faculty and staff that meet monthly to discuss fundraising and event details. Additionally, the committee has set a $25,000 fundraising goal for the Logan team with the hope of registering 500 individuals for the walk.

Director of Academic Assessment Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd, serves as this year’s chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. Because arthritis affects men, women, the young and the elderly, Dr. Kaeser said it makes sense that Logan recognizes the impact they have in educating those affected on ways to manage pain.

“Everything from nutritional advice and manual therapy to exercise regimens can help individuals feel better,” she said. “I’m excited about the level of support and commitment Logan has shown this year and look forward to a great event.”

Sherrie Giddens, past event chair and current team captain for this year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, has been named the 2016 Logan Team Honoree. Sherrie, who is affected by rheumatoid arthritis, is an advocate of chiropractic treatment and recently shared her story with Logan students.

“The fact that Logan students are talking about arthritis to their sphere of influence and we’re talking about Logan to our sphere of influence is connecting people all around our area,” Jan said. “Chiropractic is another form of therapy for people with arthritis. Just as important as raising money is people knowing that there are alternative therapies for treating pain.”

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The 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held on Logan's campus on Friday, May 20th at 7pm. Visit WalkToCureArthritis.org/StLouis for more information and to register as a participant of the Logan team.

Photos: St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis - May 2015

The St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis was held at Logan University on Friday, May 15th. Thanks to all of the participants and volunteers who helped make the event a success!






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