2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Leslie E. Rose
Colorado Arthritis Center
Medical Honoree

Leslie E. Rose was born and raised in Escanaba, MI, a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Despite not returning to live in her hometown, she has a strong sense of pride about being a "Yooper" and will speak with her accent more prominently if asked. While in medical school at Michigan State University, she became drawn to rheumatology. "All these new medications were coming out and they were changing peoples' lives in ways that just hadn't been seen before. It was miraculous."

Learn more about Dr. Rose and join or support her by visiting her personal fundraising page.

Becky Migas
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Becky was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (JA) at four. She knew at a young age her path would be very different and often difficult, but she didn't let that stop her. After pursuing her education, she worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. In 2018, Becky left her full-time job to start her own business, B.Green Co., then a nonprofit organization called Women in Sustainability. She started volunteering for the Arthritis Foundation in college and has been involved with the Jingle Bell Run and Walk to Cure Arthritis across the country and was the Network Leader in Colorado. 

Learn more about Becky and join or support her by visiting her personal fundraising page.