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Tucker Hibbert Steps Up to Help Justin Morneau Knock Juvenile Arthritis Out of the Park

Justin Morneau to hold third annual casino night to fight arthritis

Minnesota’s action sports superstar Tucker Hibbert steps up


St. Paul, Minn. – Justin Morneau, in conjunction with the Minnesota Twins and the Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region, will host the third annual Justin Morneau’s Casino Night. This event will take place Sunday, June 12 from 6 – 10 p.m. at International Market Square.

Tickets to the event are sold out but you can get in on the action through the online auction. The auction includes items ranging from gift certificates to professional sports memorabilia. One featured item is a custom autographed Monster Energy race pullover from Minnesota’s Pro Snocross and Motocross athlete Tucker Hibbert.

Hibbert stated, “I’ve been riding snowmobiles and motorcycles since I could walk so my joints have taken a beating. I made the choice to be a racer and deal with pain but kids don’t choose to have juvenile arthritis. My hope is that through events like Justin’s Casino Night and the constant work of the Arthritis Foundation, kids struggling with arthritis can have the opportunity to live pain free and be active.”

The online auction closes Saturday, June 11. Funds raised support educational and therapeutic programs for children and adults living with arthritis including a family support group, newsletters, and scholarships for Camp M.A.S.H. (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting) and the Juvenile Arthritis Conference.

Direct Link to Tucker Hibbert’s Item: http://cgi.ebay.com/Tucker-Hibbert-Autographed-Monster-Energy-Race-Coat-/190540750316?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5d1d1dec#ht_595wt_907

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. Children may develop juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or childhood forms of lupus, ankylosing spondylitis or other types of arthritis. Children can be diagnosed as early as six months of age. Juvenile Arthritis is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses, occurring nearly as often as insulin-dependent juvenile diabetes.

About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national, nonprofit health organization helping people take greater control of arthritis by leading efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases – the nation’s number one cause of disability.

For more information contact Kelsey McDonough at 651-229-5365 or kmcdonough@arthritis.org.

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Our website is arthritis.org/chapters/minnesota.

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