Brookside, Nova Scotia residents Josh Galloway and Charlene Campbell are travelling to Provence, France today, September 18, to join 11 other members of The Arthritis Society’s Joints In Motion Canadian team on a multi-day cycling tour in Provence, France.
Together, the couple has raised $16,000 for The Arthritis Society’s Nova Scotia Division through this event. The funds will be invested in vital arthritis research, advocacy efforts and educational programs and services in Nova Scotia.
This event is the couple’s third Joints In Motion adventure, bringing their total raised to over $40,000. Galloway and Campbell met while participating in a Joints In Motion marathon event in Athens, Greece in 2007. They began dating and went on to participate in a Half Marathon in Trieste, Italy in 2009. They got married this May and are now celebrating their honeymoon by participating in this cycling tour in France.
This marks the first time Joints In Motion has offered a cycling event. The participants will be cycling between 35 and 50 km each day (with optional routes up to 100 km/day), traveling alongside charming villages, gorgeous vineyards, the river Rhone and historic Roman architecture in the beautiful French countryside.
For more information on Joints In Motion, visit www.jointsinmotion.ca or call 1.800.321.1433.
About Joints In Motion
The Arthritis Society’s Joints In Motion program brings together teams of Canadians to compete in once-in-a lifetime experiences including marathons, half marathons, walks, and treks in exciting destinations around the world while raising much-needed dollars to fund leading-edge research and programs that support people living with arthritis. Since 1999, over 5,500 people – from beginners to serious athletes – have participated in the program, raising over $33 million to fund arthritis research to benefit the 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis.
About The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of Living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $180 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. In Nova Scotia alone, over 210,000 people are currently battling arthritis, making it one of the province’s most common chronic conditions.