Walk the Camino with Arthritis Ireland: 11-18 May 2019
"A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step", as we are reminded by John O'Flynn - Arthritis Ireland's President. That ancient proverb kept John going, as he lead the first ever group of Arthritis Ireland volunteers on the final stage of the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain, to the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in 2017.
Arthritis Ireland is committed to encouraging and supporting people living with arthritis to take control of their condition, and to live as active a life as possible. We promote the importance of, and provide education and tools enabling, self-management. A crucial part of being a good self-manager is taking regular exercise. As well as reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis, being active improves joint support and lubrication, helps with weight control and has many other health benefits.
We also know it is not always easy to get active, especially when you have arthritis. Therefore, we promote and support walking groups and other activity-based groups across the country.
Arthritis Ireland Camino Walk 2019
In May 2019, together with a team of Caminadors, John will return to Spain to walk the Camino again, in so doing promoting awareness of arthritis and the possibilities for those living with the condition. John and the team are asking for your support to help raise much-needed funds for Arthritis Ireland. Contributions will be used to support people living with this chronic condition to live their lives to the fullest. It will also fund research to find a cure for this debilitating disease.
You can donate via our Altruism.ie page.
Many thanks for your support.