Karen Ager

Karen Ager is the author of the award winning book ‘Enemy Within – A memoir of strength, determination and acceptance,’ a tenured teacher at the United Nations International School in New York, a Master of Wellness student and Wellness consultant. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 17, Karen has worked relentlessly to raise global public awareness about the auto immune disease for years and inspires others because of her robust love of life.

Karen finds happiness by living in the moment, celebrating the good times more than commiserating the bad, following her dreams and having fun with family and friends.

Karen has been featured on the cover of Health Monitor (Feb/March 2012) and Arthritis Today magazines (Jan/Feb 2011), and in Reader’s Digest Health Smart magazine (October 2010), New Idea (August 2010), Grazia magazine (June 2010), Remedy MD and Healthy Living magazines (Spring 2008), Shape magazine (February 2006), the New York Daily News (February 2005), Sydney Morning Herald (September 2002) and Time magazine Australia (July 2002).

Television appearances have included the Australian national television live talk show The Circle (March 2011), U.S. Today Show (October 2007), and WPIX-TV Channel 11 Unsung Hero story (May 2003).

U.S. Radio interviews have included NPR - WTBQ-AM, WYYZ-AM, WRPN-AM, WYYZ- AM , 89.9 FM, 88.7 FM, 91.7 FM - Troy University Public Radio, 96.9 FM Boston Talks - It’s Your Health Radio, WOCA-FM, WDIS-FM, Cable Radio Networks – A Touch of Grey and multiple Australian radio programs.

Karen is serving her eighth year on the Board of Governors for the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and is on the Dream Board for the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children’s Arthritis Foundation. She often speaks at advocacy events, is an active fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation and has walked in the Arthritis Walk for 10 years. She is founder of the Hope is Incurable Arthritis Support group and www.karenandarthritis.com. She is a blogger about positively managing the challenges of arthritis and life. Karen would like to dedicate this page to her past student Joseph Lebowitz.

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