Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison recently attended Washington, D.C. to advocate for more than 1.3 million Tennessee residents living with arthritis.
She competed in the 2015 Miss America pageant with arthritis awareness as her platform. Several members of her family are battling the disease, and she has assisted in raising more than $28,000 for arthritis programs and research.
Because of her work with the foundation, Robison received the Miss America National Quality of Life Award, and was presented the Arthritis Foundation’s Emerging Leader in Advocacy Award.
While in Washington she participated in the Arthritis Foundation’s Advocacy Summit, meeting with members of Congress and fighting for state and federal legislation to increase access to treatment and funding for a cure.
Robison recently visited Warren County, attending local pageants, encouraging girls to pursue their dream. She is a senior student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, seeking a degree in chemistry.