GUEST: MEGAN PARK HOST: ALLIE MERRICK TOPIC: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
"Now, most people know Megan Park as a young and famous TV & film actress, well known for your role on 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager'. That title, by the way, is a long one. As shortening words and phrases with acronyms has become popular for texting and talking in general, perhaps the show will be referred to as 'TSLAT'. But that wouldn’t be the only acronym relevant to Megan. RA for Rheumatoid Arthritis is something Megan Park deals with on a daily basis." - Allie Merrick
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide. It causes joint inflammation, pain, stiffness and swelling throughout the body, primarily in the hands and feet.
Television and film actress Megan Park, who has RA but has never publicly discussed it until now, talks about living with an incurable autoimmune disease and her involvement with Joint Decisions, an educational program designed to support and empower people living with RA.
Launched in 2014 by Janssen Biotech, Inc. in partnership with advocacy organization CreakyJoints, Joint Decisions provides resources to people living with RA to improve their physical and emotional wellness. Joint Decisions also encourages those with RA to have open, honest conversations with their healthcare team in order to determine the best way to manage their symptoms.
Park will serve as a panelist on a live Joint Decisions video chat on June 15 to discuss the importance of movement and nutrition with RA. She will share how she stays physically active with RA and the importance for those with RA to modify movements. Open to the public, this chat – titled “Unlocking Energy: Understanding the Important Role of Movement and Nutrition in Managing Your RA” – will take place on June 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. During the chat, registrants will see and hear Park describe her journey with RA and ask her questions live.
To learn more about Joint Decisions, visit www.CreakyJoints.org/JointDecisions