She found fame on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey.
And this weekend, Danielle Staub joined her daughters Christine and Jillian to raise money for a good cause in the state’s community of Long Branch.
They were among hundreds of people who took part in the Arthritis Foundation’s 2022 Walk To Cure Arthritis which supports research and resources for those suffering from the inflammatory disease.
Making a difference: Danielle Staub, 59, joined the the Arthritis Foundation’s 2022 Walk To Cure Arthritis in Long Branch, New Jersey on Sunday with her two daughters
More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the US are living with arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation website, www.arthritis.org.
The opening ceremony began at 9:30 in the morning at The Great Lawn Pavilion on the Jersey Shore.
Around that time her daughter Christine, 28, was spotted in the vicinity of the erected tents with the family’s cute white pet pooch.
By 10 o’clock, the Staubs and the rest of the volunteers began the walk, which is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event.
Preparing to walk: Danielle, her daughter Christine, and their four-legged family member met up with the rest of the volunteers The Great Lawn Pavilion in Long Branch, New Jersey
Pack leaders: Christine, 28, handed over the reign of their dog to her mother during the walk
Danielle kept it sporty and comfortable in the fashion department dressed in black leggings, with strips of fabric around her calves, and a white Rock The Walk: 2022 Walk To Cure Arthritis t-shirt.
Knowing she had miles of road ahead of her, the Wayne, New Jersey native wore white jogging sneakers, along with a baseball cap and sunglasses.
While the goal of these kinds of events is to help end arthritis, donations also help chart the course towards a cure, while helping the millions of sufferers to live better.
Personal stake: The Real Housewives Of New Jersey alum is among the more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children living with arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation website, www.arthritis.org
Danielle, who was part of the main RHONJ cast the first two seasons, beginning in 2009, revealed at the end of November 2018 that she has been dealing with rheumatoid arthritis.
Initially, she decided to keep the diagnosis hidden, but eventually decided to go public with the news when she realized her appearance was changing due to the treatment for the disease that included the steroid prednisone and chemotherapy.
‘I was trying to learn how to navigate and accept it into my body because I always felt like there’s nothing that’s going to slow me down, nothing’s gonna stop me.’ she told The Daily Dish in 2018, adding, ‘I’ve had this diagnosis for a while, but it wasn’t really settling in — and then it settled in.’
Opening up: Daniele went public with her rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in November 2018; she is pictured with daughters Jillian and Christine
Supportive: Jillian and Christine have been helping in the fight to stamp out arthritis alongside their mother since her dagnosis
According to the Mayo Clinic, rheumatoid arthritis is defined as ‘a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.’
It’s a ‘chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, ‘the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues.”
Just last week, Danielle took to her Instagram page to wish her youngest daughter a happy birthday.
‘Join me in Wishing my beautiful daughter @_jillianstaub a very Happy 24th Birthday!’ she captioned a photo of herself and Jillian. ‘What an honor it is being your mom! I can’t wait to see what you do next I love you. #birthday #girl #happybirthday #hbd’
After leaving RHONJ after season two in 2010, Daniele returned to the show as a recurring cast member, dubbed ‘a friend of the housewives’ capacity, for seasons eight through 10. But in January 2020, she announced her permanent departure from the reality series.
Family matters: Last week, Danielle wished her youngest daughter, Jillian, a happy 24th birthday on Instagram