Mayro Kanning’s battle with rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) endured through several decades of her life with more than 25 surgeries, including knee and hip replacements, and operations on her neck, back, and hands. But that didn’t stop her from making an impact.
Soon after she graduated from Purdue, she joined the Kroger Company in the mid-1970s, working in the Food Science division until her retirement in 2017. Her impact on others within the Kroger family was impressive, and as her RA attacked her body, she not only gave up much that she loved, but she inspired coworkers and friends to join the drive to find a cure.
Through the years, Mayro's efforts led close to – and perhaps exceeded - $1 million in fundraising. Mayro passed away on December 29, and while we miss her smile and her passion, her impact on the Arthritis Foundation continues.
Honor Mayro's legacy by joining or supporting team, Mayro's Milers on their team fundraising page.