Walk to Cure Arthritis

Kaylan Berry’s story:

Senior year is a time when teens begin focusing on the future. Where will they go to college? What is the right career? For Kaylan, who is one of the more than 300,000 children affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, she must also prepare for a total replacement of her TMJs. What started as pain in her knee at night when she was four years old has progressed to include pain and inflammation in her fingers, wrists, elbows, toes, ankles, knees, and jaw,which classifies her subtype of JIA as polyarticular. Even with aggressive medical intervention, 15 years of chronic inflammation has caused Kaylan’s right TMJ joint to deteriorate and her left must be replaced as well.

JIA occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s tissue. Kaylan’s symptoms of JIA may include pain, swelling, stiffness, redness and warmth, fatigue, and poor sleep. These symptoms lead Kaylan and the other JIA warriors to juggle multiple medical procedures, therapies, and school. Kaylan goes into her doctor’s office for a monthly infusion and takes a handful of medicine and supplements so that she can function each day.

Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, including our 300,000 children.

Please join Team Kaylan at the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis – Austin, on Sunday, June 2, 2018 at Concordia University.

https://events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=6997

From now until June 2, please enjoy the Kaylan Special at your favorite Maudie’s Tex-Mex location to help support the Walk to Cure Arthritis!

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run & Party – Thursday, June 7, 2018

AUSTIN— The 15 th anniversary Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party benefiting The Trail
Foundation is June 7, and registration is now open with early bird ticket prices through April 15. All
proceeds benefit The Trail Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and
enhancing the Butler Hike-and- Bike Trail. The Run and the Party are separate ticketed events, both
beginning at 8 p.m.

Started in 2004 with 900 participants, the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run brings together two of
Austin’s favorite things— running and margaritas! It is the largest annual event for The Trail
Foundation and raises critical funds for projects on the 10.1-mile lush, urban path around Lady Bird
Lake in the heart of Austin.

More than 2,000 runners are expected for the 5K run that will begin at 8 p.m. along Walter Seaholm
Drive and travel the streets bordering the lake. The finish line will be at Sand Beach Park, and the
Party will take place on Seaholm’s Great Lawn. Tickets and more info are available at
https://thetrailfoundation.org/MMR.

The Party, a separate ticketed event, includes margaritas and dinner by Maudie’s Tex-Mex under
the stars and lights of downtown Austin, complete with music and dancing, photo ops with TTF’s
giant new 3D Trail Love sculpture, and a pop-up shop by active lifestyle brand Outdoor Voices.

Tickets for the Run include an event T-shirt, a margarita at the finish line for all runners 21 or older,
and race timing.

Visit https://thetrailfoundation.org/MMR to register now. Join the online conversation about the
Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party with #RunSweatParty, as well as The Trail
Foundation’s 15 th anniversary with #TTFturns15.

The Austin Cookbook by Paula Forbes

Chile con Carne, anyone?  We are honored to have been asked to submit a recipe to Paula Forbes’ new cookbook, The Austin Cookbook.  Alongside so many great restaurants in the Austin area, we are happy to share our Chile con Carne recipe for you to make at home.  Enjoy!

https://www.mystatesman.com/lifestyles/food–cooking/eating-austin-the-austin-cookbook-teaches-about-city-food-culture/zqRqUmZI5v2jrwurp6EffO/