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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees

Mr. Beat Kahli
President and CEO, Avalon Park Group
Corporate Chair

As President and CEO of Avalon Park Group, Beat Kahli leads an International Executive Leadership Team focused on the mission to change the way the world lives, learns, works and plays. Through his leadership, APG drives the vision for creating sustainable communities under an umbrella of diverse companies, spanning multiple industries globally.

Mr. Kahli’s real estate portfolio investments include single-family, multi-family, commercial, retail, office, and industrial opportunities. Other portfolio investments include, VOXX International, Pasco Mine, Safe Harbor Storage, Cultivate AI, Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care Community and additional ventures that embody and diversify the vision of the company.

Mr. Kahli resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Jill and their four children, Daniel, David, Alex and Anna. He is proudly serving as the Corporate Chair for 2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis in Orlando.

Join or support Mr. Kahli and his team, Avalon Park Orlando, on their team page.


Akaluck Ben Thatayatikom, M.D.
Medical Honoree

Akaluck “Ben” Thatayatikom, MD, is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist. After graduating from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, Dr. Thatayatikom went on to complete two pediatric residencies at Chiang Mai University Hospital and at the University of Hawaii. A highly experienced clinician, Dr. Thatayatikom completed his allergy and immunology fellowship at National Jewish in Denver, and at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for rheumatology and immunology. He was a former pediatric rheumatology/ immunology fellowship training program director at Washington University School of Medicine and at University of Florida. He completed the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology and is currently one of the fellowship mentors for USSONAR.

Join or support Dr. Thatayatikom and the Rockin' Rheum Team, on their team fundraising page.


Abigail Jacobs
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Young Adult Honoree

Abigail was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at 11. She had pain in her wrist and an MRI showed signs of arthritis. When first diagnosed, Abigail and her family were shocked, Abigail who loved sports could no longer participate but instead of being down she told her parents, "We have to fight this disease. I am not going to let it stop me." At the age of 11 in 2012, Abigail decided to join the Arthritis Foundation. She realized that other kids also dealt with this problem and she was not alone. Abigail is now 20 and is studying at the University Of Central Florida to become a police officer.

Join or support Abigail and her team, Team Abby, on her personal fundraising page.


Dylan Toler
Juvenile Arthritis
Child Honoree

Dylan is 7 and is one of the happiest, funniest, most positive kids you could ever meet. He loves to play board games, read books, play Fortnite and Roblox, and his favorite thing to do is spend time with his family. Dylan spent over a year limping and suffering from pain and inflammation before being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. His symptoms were mistaken for growing pains and orthopedic issues. Dylan and his family are hoping that his medication along with physical and occupational therapy will provide him relief, and he will be able to start karate classes and other activities he enjoys. They are thrilled to be a part of the fight against arthritis and helping to find a cure! #TeamDylan

Join or support Dylan and his team, Team Dylan, on his personal fundraising page.


Ruben Ocasio III
Systemic and Psoriatic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Legacy Honoree

Ruben Ocasio was quiet, shy and the kindest individual anyone had ever met. He made a huge impression on people who met him. He was a Boy Scout (earning an Eagle Scout Medal), a bookworm, and an honor roll student all through school. Ruben was also working on his PhD at UCF. He was an active athlete, training for the Olympics on a professional swim team. After several incorrect diagnoses, Rubén was finally diagnosed with systemic and psoriatic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, at the age of 12. Something the doctors had always previously called “growing pains”. Rubén passed away on November 30, 2015 at the early age of 30 and left a huge hole in many hearts. To honor his memory, Ruben was named the Legacy Honoree for the 2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis in Orlando. “This is an honor he deserves, not only here but also in heaven.” Although he struggled with his disease, it never stopped him from fulfilling his dreams. Team Ruben walks in his honor and he’s a hero to us all.

Join or support Team Ruben, on their team page.