Arthritis Foundation Key To The Cure: My Speech

A few months ago I was approached about being the keynote speaker at the St. Louis Arthritis Foundation Silver Ball. The Silver Ball is an annual event to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. This was the 33rd year for the ball and unbeknownst to the committee who picked me I spoke at the ball exactly 20 years ago! It was a fun little coincidence that actually helped me write my speech.

This past Saturday was the event and I am pretty relieved it is over but I am also really glad I was able to help the Arthritis Foundation with their fundraising!

Without further ado here is my speech:



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7 Responses to Arthritis Foundation Key To The Cure: My Speech

  1. Rebekah says:

    So sorry about your friend! It sounds like you have had a wonderful life in spite of your disease and I’m sure that encouraging to every ambassador and family that was there.
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  2. Carli says:

    That was wonderful! I don’t know if you ever read my post about my friends son who suffers from JRA. He is such a lovely boy!
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  3. What a great opportunity for you! And you did a beautiful job!
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  4. That is awesome that you were a guest speaker at such a great cause!
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  5. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. You did a great job as guest speaker. I know you encouraged everyone in that room to donate just by your beautiful speech.
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  6. You were amazing, I could never speak in public and you were real, sincere and a great inspiration. Your friend would be touched and proud of what you are doing in the face of your challenges. I watched this yesterday on my lunch break and was truly touched by your words.
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  7. This is very inspiring and you and Megan did a great job!
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