Love the idea of getting out and moving for a good cause, but posses a pair of knees that aren't so charitable? Check out the Triangle Arthritis Walk scheduled for April 18. The walk is part of Let's Move Together, a new campaign by the Arthritis Foundation intended to help folks ward off or treat arthritis. (Fact: About 46 million Americans — 1 in 5 of us — suffer from arthritis.)
And talk about user friendly, the Triangle Arthritis Walk is billed as "family-friendly, dog-friendly." There'll be a kids carnival, health fair, snacks and prizes; a performance by The Bouncing Bulldogs (jump ropers extraordinaire); demonstrations of yoga and Tai Chi for folks with arthritis; and, perhaps best of all, if you can't do the whole three-mile walk, there's a one-mile option. No, wait, even better: It has a sleep-in friendly start time of 10 a.m. Participants must raise a minimum of $25 (that scores your a T-shirt!). The walk is at the Imperial Center in Durham.