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Dr. Brian and Jean McAulay and Terri and Dr. Tom Garzillo.

Members from the Dallas medical community, along with friends and supporters of the Arthritis Foundation, recently gathered for the organization’s  Salon Series titled “Breaking Science; Breaking Silence” at the Preston Hollow estate of Marion and Jim Moore on June 17.   The VIP reception featured John Hardin, MD, Vice President of Research for the Arthritis Foundation.   In this capacity, Dr. Hardin acts as the lead scientific reviewer and spokesperson on research, medical studies and the treatment of arthritis and related diseases. Visit:

The Arthritis Foundation has played an important role in Dr. Hardin’s career. In 1984, Dr. Hardin, in conjunction with his collaborators Drs. Joan Steitz and Michael Lerner, received the Arthritis Foundation’s first Lee Howley Prize for outstanding research. The team’s research served as a milestone in the understanding of how genetic information is translated into the proteins that make up all of the cells of the body.

During the VIP reception, Susan Carter, CEO, Arthritis Foundation, South Central Region welcomed special guests and those serving as part of the organization’s “Les Collettes” giving society.   The Arthritis Foundation’s Les Collettes is a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to ensuring that children, young adults and families suffering daily arthritis pain are empowered to live better, more productive and fulfilled lives.  With the support of Les Collettes members, scientists move closer to finding a cure and arthritis sufferers are better able to take charge of their health and control their disease. 

The Arthritis Foundation works to improve the lives of the 3.9 million adults and 25,000 children across Texas who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic. To help reduce the unacceptable pain, disability and other burdens of arthritis and related diseases, the Arthritis Foundation offers information, events, research grants, advocacy activities and other vital programs and services.

During the reception, Dr. Hardin said the future is full of inspiring new strategies, programs and tools supported by the Arthritis Foundation to help stop this disease from crippling our nation even further.  Other special guests at the Arthritis Foundation’s Salon Series: “Breaking Science; Breaking Silence” included: Margaret Jackson, the Board Chair of the Arthritis Foundation, South Central Region and member of the of National Arthritis Foundation Board; Current and past board members Nancy M. O’Neil, Dr. Tom Garzillo, Karee Sampson, Jim Johnston; along with supporters Dr.  Brian and Jean McAulay, Forrest and Sally Hoglund, and Dee Torbert, among many other notable attendees.     

About the Arthritis Foundation

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation ( is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

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