Camilla Parker-Bowles has been quite the busy bee. Since 2020 began, she has been doing her part spreading awareness on important topics, hosting receptions for charities, visiting prisons and more. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception for the largest arthritis charity in the United Kingdom. Find out more about the event and how “Versus Arthritis” is making a difference in the community.
About Versus Arthritis – Working with healthcare professionals, researchers and volunteers, Versus Arthritis offers support, campaigns to spread awareness and helps develop breakthrough treatments. According to its website, the organization has a clear goal in mind,
“The impact is huge as the condition slowly intrudes on everyday life… Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off… Versus Arthritis is here to change that.”
The organization is the country’s largest charity that strives to support those living with arthritis.
Camilla Parker-Bowles Hosts Reception – The reception was held at Camilla’s London home, Clarence House. On Tuesday, the 72-year-old wore a bold red dress with a v-neck and pleated skirt. The Duchess of Cornwall is a patron of Versus Arthritis, as well as the president of the Royal Osteoporosis Society. The cause is important to her due to a personal connection: osteoporosis killed her mother.
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Those who attended the reception included medical professionals, researchers, caregivers, fundraisers as well as those who care about someone diagnosed with the condition.
Duchess of Cornwall’s Charity Work – Arthritis Statistics – Arthritis affects 10 million people, according to the charity. There are five types that are seen quite often. However, there are over 100 medical conditions that fall under the arthritic category. The symptoms can range from mild to crippling and occasional to around-the-clock. There are many possible causes, symptoms, treatments and even how pain management is doled out depends on a variety of factors.
The charity just isn’t concerned about treatment and pain management, though. The website states that one of their goals is so that one day, nobody will have to live with the agony and isolation that arthritis causes.
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