Oklahoma City Walk

Saturday, March 24, 2018

WALK AMBASSADOR:  Jeff George, KOKH, Fox 25

COORDINATOR:  Pebbles Smith

Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73109
9 a.m. - 12 noon

Early Bird (thru February 28):  $10
Regular (March 1-24):  $25

Children 12 and under Walk free. 
Enter this promo code when registering children 12 and under:  com1v

Need a registration waiver?  Email walk@aarda.org!

  • A Walk along the River Trail
  • Free resource and Information Tables in the Pavillion
  • Bouncy House/Moonwalk for Children
  • DJ
  • Raffle
  • Giveaways
  • Speaker:  Dr. Eliza Chakravarty grew up in Baltimore Maryland.  Named after her grandmother who died from lupus before dialysis was available, she was drawn to rheumatology because it involved chronic care, immunology, and young women’s health. After completing medical school in Baltimore, she moved to San Jose California to complete internal medicine residency.   She did her rheumatology fellowship and epidemiology training at Stanford University then was on the faculty there until being recruited to OMRF to continue her lupus research. She joined OMRF in 2011 and has continued to grow her clinical practice and her research. Her clinical and research interests focus primarily on pregnancy and other reproductive issues in women with chronic rheumatic diseases. She is passionate that people living with rheumatic diseases are able to continue to live full and complete lives, which means managing their medications to safely control underling disease during pregnancy, lactation, and raising of small children. She is a national recognized leader in reproductive rheumatology and her research has helped change clinical practice with respect to the use of medications to ensure the best outcome of pregnancy in women with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Linking Together for a Cure

We walk to raise awareness, and to honor and support family members, friends and colleagues who are battling one or more of the more than 100 autoimmune disorders. We walk to give hope to the 50 million affected nationwide.

Funds raised through the Autoimmune Walk will be used by AARDA to support critical research aimed at solving the underlying immune issues that link ALL autoimmune disorders. Our mission is to eradicate these serious and life-threatening diseases while providing help and hope through patient education and support services.

Visit www.aarda.org to learn more.

Email the coordinator at walk@aarda.org or call (855) 239-2557.

Help us reach our goal of: $10,000

20 percent raised

$1,565 raised so far
in Oklahoma City Walk
$8,435 to go!

*** WINNER! ***

Congratulations to Laura Post, leader of Team Norman and winner of the second Registration Raffle!  Laura has won a $25 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory.  We'll award this prize to Laura at the Walk on March 24!

*** WINNER! ***

Congratulations to Sarah Kleckner (Team OMRF), winner of the $50 Starbucks gift card early bird registration prize!  Our thanks to Sarah, and to the other 95 people who registered early!!   AARDA will raffle off another prize for the month of March.  Stay tuned...

*** NATIONAL A.D.A.M. ***

Did you know that March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month!  To learn more, visit aarda.org.

Email Walk Coordinator Pebbles Smith at smithpebbles65@gmail.com to learn more about volunteer roles.


Everyone who registers will receive an Autoimmune Walk T-shirt! T-shirts will be distributed on the day of the Walk.  Be sure to enter your T-shirt size when you register.  T-shirts are unisex sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL.

Each walker who raises $500 or more will receive a Walk Sweatshirt on the day of the Walk.  Sweatshirts are unisex sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL.