Since 1995, David Bohn of Redding, CT, has led Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in his role as president. Outside of work, David Bohn gives to several charitable organizations, including the Arthritis Foundation.
The Arthritis Foundation hosts a number of events throughout the year to support individuals with arthritis. One such event is the Juvenile Arthritis Conference, which gathers hundreds of youth and families together to discuss and share information about rheumatic diseases.
The conference offers age-appropriate information sessions to reach youth of all ages. For example, the Kids & Tweens program breaks youth up into groups, where they engage in fun activities while learning how to manage their illness. The program for teens teaches high school students how to accept their condition as well as overcome obstacles. In its efforts to support entire families, the conference encourages siblings to participate and offers a program for parents to learn about the latest research and treatments.
In 2017, the Arthritis Foundation will offer two Juvenile Arthritis Conferences, one in Houston from July 13 through 16 and another in Indianapolis from August 10 through 13. To learn more, visit www.kidsgetarthritistoo.org/juvenile-arthritis-conference/2017/save-the-date.php.