Justin Morneau returns to the Twin Cities to help Arthritis Foundation
St. Paul, Minn. – Former Minnesota Twins first baseman, Justin Morneau, is heading back to the Twin Cities to partner with the Arthritis Foundation, and host the annual Justin Morneau Casino Night. This event will take place Saturday, December 5 from 6 – 11 p.m. at International Market Square in Minneapolis.
The event will feature games, hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail hour. All guests will have the opportunity to play a hand of cards with Mr. Morneau and other local celebrities and participate in a silent and live auction. This year’s event will also feature music by Tim Mahoney, local musician and former ‘The Voice’ contestant.
The Morneaus’ niece was diagnosed with arthritis eight years ago. When Madelyn was only two years old, she developed a red and swollen hand and had difficulty with everyday activities, like buttoning or zipping her clothes. Shortly after, a pediatric rheumatologist diagnosed her with juvenile arthritis and uveitis, an inflammation of the eye.
Madelyn has since settled into a routine of taking one shot per week, along with additional medication and eye drops. Her strength and courage is inspiring.
Funds raised support research and programs for children and adults living with arthritis.
About Juvenile Arthritis
There are more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis, including more than 300,000 children. Juvenile arthritis is a general term for all types of arthritis that occur in children and more than 5,000 children in Minnesota live with a form of juvenile arthritis. Juvenile Arthritis is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses, more than juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We lead the fight for the arthritis community and help conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life—and making each day another stride towards a cure.