Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013
The Arthritis National Research Foundation recently announced the creation of the Kelly Award to recognize organizations working to find a cure for juvenile arthritis. The ANRF is a non-profit charity for children that funds at least one juvenile arthritis project each year. According to ANRF President Kevin Donohue, “The organization is thrilled to be able to offer this important award to those working hard to bring an end to this crippling disease.”
The Kelly Award is a special gift that is awarded annually and those who make a charitable contribution to the ANRF can direct their donations to the Kelly Award in order to be part of this special program. The ANRF is especially proud to offer the Kelly Award because its namesake, Kelly Rouba is an ANRF board member. Rouba has been suffering from debilitating Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 2 but in spite of the constant and severe pain she faces on a daily basis, Kelly has become a successful writer and advocate for the disabled. Rouba is humbled to have this award named in her honor and recently spoke about the award. “I am committed to finding a cure for the 300,000 youth in America with juvenile arthritis and research is the key. Juvenile arthritis robs our youth of their childhood – people need to know that arthritis is not only a disease that afflicts you as you age.
It is our goal at ANRF to educate America about the devastating effects of arthritis on young people, too, and provide grant recipients the necessary funding they need to find treatments and cures for arthritis in children. The Kelly Award is an important way to get research funds on the right hands.”
To date, the Kelly Award has been awarded three times to researchers in Boston, Massachusetts and Sand Diego, California. The ANRF looks forward to many years of providing the Kelly Award to those working diligently to find a cure for juvenile arthritis. To learn more about charities for children and the Kelly Award visit the ANRF website or call 800.588.2873 to speak with a representative.