Strike Out Arthritis with AOII

You may have been seeing a lot of blue around campus lately – either on Friday when all the sisters wore blue for national arthritis day or you may have been seeing Alpha Omicron Pi tabling for arthritis week...

What's it all about?

AOII’s national philanthropy is the Arthritis Foundation and last week the sorority tabled in the rotunda to raise awareness for the disease. It provided the community with the opportunity to participate in the event by putting blue ribbons on their backpacks to showcase their support!

The Arthritis Foundation states that “it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease.” Arthritis does not take the place in one form as there are 100 different types, meaning it can be different for each person. Although many believe it to just be joint pain, arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some form of the disease. Arthritis can be debilitating and makes it difficult for people to do their daily activities. Not a lot of people are aware of the effects, which is why AOII helps raise awareness and money to help with research.

On Wednesday October 16th, AOII is holding their annual Strike Out for Arthritis event, which will be held at from 7-9 PM at the CW Bowling Alley located in the Lincoln Mall!

Tickets are $10 and will give you access to free pizza, bowling and soft drinks. The event helps raise money for research, Juvenile Arthritis Power Packs, Juvenile Arthritis Camps, and conferences.  It’s going to be a fun time, so we encourage all Bryant students to attend!

Last year Bryant’s AOII chapter raised $2,878 for the Arthritis Foundation!

If you are unable to attend and still want to donate to the cause, you can always donate to any sister’s Venmo challenge (you can find these on Instagram) or @Anna-Rossi-7 directly.

 

Photos provided by Samantha Caulkins.