Apple-A-Thon: Fundraiser For The Spondylitis Association Of America

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Understanding Anklylosing Spondylitis, The Big Apple Awareness Event
On Friday, September 30, Jenna will be painting the BIG Apple in Times Square, at the Roy Arias Studios at 300 West 43rd Street. She will be holding a 24-hour Apple-A-Thon to help increase awareness of the condition, raise funds and just have fun. The public is invited to join in and paint, watch or buy an apple!
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The Feeding Edge
The Feeding Edge is a place where art, a positive outlook, and Health Advocacy issues come together. Currently the Art Apple A Day project and Apples for AS is well on the way to the goal of a 365 day journey to create a daily art apple for Ankylosing Spondylitis awareness. Apples were chosen because of their health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties.
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About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Spondylitis is the term used to refer to a group of chronic, inflammatory diseases that generally strike young people between the ages of 15 and 45. Typically, spondylitis causes pain and stiffness and, in the most severe cases, can result in a total fusion of the spine and/or neck, leading to disability. Although spondylitis primarily affects the spine, it is not uncommon for the disease to impact the joints of the shoulders, hips, knees and feet, as well as cause inflammation of the eye. More rarely, because AS is a systemic (whole body) condition, other organs such as the heart and lungs can be impacted. For more information please contact the Spondylitis Association of America or visit them at