walk to cure arthritis 2019

lAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS


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Arthritis is tough, but we are even tougher – especially when we all come together for the largest arthritis gathering in the world!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.

One in every four Americans has arthritis, making it the nation’s leading cause of disability. Two-thirds of those affected are under age 65, including 300,000 children. Arthritis is painful, debilitating and diminishes quality of life. But every day we’re making more headway through scientific discoveries that bring us closer to a cure.

Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and WALK to CURE Arthritis. Register here.

For help or more information about Walk to Cure Arthritis - Lake County, contact Kim Kempf at kkempf@arthritis.org, or call 312-690-9603.


 
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Audrey Grunst

Medical Honoree

This year, Simply Bee’s own Audrey Grunst has the privilege of being a medical honoree at the event. Audrey is the owner and therapist at Simply Bee. She earned her MSW at Loyola University Chicago in 2011 and is certified in Change Management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Audrey combines over 10 years of clinical experience with her business background to help others improve mental health including anxiety, perfectionism and performance. She also is the owner of Coachability LLC and is a mental performance coach for Northwestern Women’s Volleyball Program. She presents on a variety of issues including emotional intelligence and anxiety management. Audrey has presented at over 100 different schools, nonprofits, and conferences.

Audrey has extensive training in skill based therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Family-based Therapy for Anorexia, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She uses these skills in her strategy formula to promote change.

Prior to Simply Bee, Audrey was a director at Eating Recovery Centers (ERC). While at ERC Insight, Audrey built several programs and managed a team of over 20 employees and two locations. She participated in a three-year study with University of Chicago, measuring the outcome of eating disorder treatment using FBT and DBT. Audrey was also a Division I volleyball player at Loyola University Chicago.

Join Audrey in the fight against arthritis, register or donate today.