2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Patricia Nardone Soscia, MD
Lifespan Physician Group, Division of Rheumatology
Medical Honoree

Dr. Soscia is a lifelong Rhode Island resident and completed her specialty training in rheumatology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center after completing medical school at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She worked in academics at UMass Memorial as an Associate Professor of medicine and currently serves as Medical Director for Lifespan Physician Group, Division of Rheumatology. She is a long time, dedicated supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, its mission and the people it serves. Together, she hopes to help find the cure.

To support Dr. Soscia, please visit her fundraising page today!

Meredith Peloquin
Autoimmune Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree 

Meredith “Merry” Peloquin is honored to be the 2020 Adult Honoree for Walk to Cure Arthritis Providence and is passionate about sharing her personal journey with arthritis, while helping others along the way.

Diagnosed 14 years ago with Autoimmune Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 26, Merry is grateful to the Arthritis Foundation for the support she receives.

Walk alongside Merry, her canine buddies Billie and Daisy, and her team, “Rheum to Move” to show your support. Can’t attend? Please donate in Merry’s honor. Every dollar helps shine a brighter light in Merry’s life - and in the lives of so many.

To support Meredith, please visit her fundraising page today!

Ton'Nisha Terry
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Youth Honoree 

Eight-year old Ton’Nisha Terry was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) when she was just six years old. It took a while for a correct diagnosis to happen, but with the perseverance of her mom and dad, it was finally confirmed. The Terry family attended their first Arthritis Foundation Juvenile Arthritis program in the spring of 2019 and left knowing that there were other families dealing with similar circumstances. Ton’Nisha met other kids who were just like her. She now realizes that, while she may need to take breaks during her favorite activities, she can still do the things she loves.

To support Ton'Nisha, please visit her team fundraising page today!