Kristy McPherson joins Arthritis National Research Foundation
LONG BEACH, CA -- Kristy McPherson, LPGA Tour Professional, is the newest member of the Board of Directors for the Arthritis National Research Foundation, based in Long Beach, CA. Kristy is an inspiration to the 300,000 kids in America with juvenile arthritis. Kristy takes control of her Still’s Disease, a rare form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (jRA), instead of having it control her. At age 11, she was confined to her bed and told that she would never play competitive sports again, much less be a champion. Instead, she beat the odds to compete at the highest level in pro golf.
Kristy’s success as an LPGA Tour pro golfer is even more incredible in light of her jRA. She is currently ranked #8 in the U.S., #38 in the world and about to begin her fifth season on tour. She has fought hard for her success and wants other kids and adults who suffer with arthritis to have the chance for productive, pain-free lives.
To champion the cause that is so close to her heart, Kristy recently joined the Board of Directors for the Arthritis National Research Foundation. “Research is the key to finding new treatments and cures,” says Kristy, “and we concentrate our efforts only on research.”
Kristy brings a whole new dimension to the Arthritis National Research Foundation.
Her international visibility as a golf celebrity and her personal story of faith and victory over her jRA will inspire not only children, but adults who suffer the pain of arthritis every day. The organization is honored to welcome Kristy to our board of directors. She will play an integral role to increase the public’s awareness about arthritis, the fact that kids get arthritis too, and about the critical need for research to eventually cure these diseases.
“We need you to join our team in the fight against arthritis,” Kristy said recently. “This organization deserves your support.”