About

Arthritis Foundation Partnership

The Arthritis Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of CARRA since its inception and is a major partner in support of our research to improve outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases. Please visit their website for information.


Jingle Bell Run

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity, bringing people from all walks of life together to champion arthritis research and resources. All events have a timed 5K race with a USA Track & Field-certified course, but if you prefer to walk, no problem! There are also 1-mile options and kids runs at many events.

Put on your favorite holiday costume, enjoy fun activities and spread good cheer along with family, friends and co-workers. Jingle All the Way to a Cure for the 1 in 4 Americans with arthritis. 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to a great cause!

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Live Yes! Connect Groups

Arthritis Foundation Live Yes! Connect Groups provide support for parents with children living with juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic disease! These groups are part of an expanding range of Arthritis Foundation resources that provides personalized help & support to parents who have a child/teen with a childhood rheumatic disease. The Live Yes! Connect Groups for JA Parents offers connection, education, and empowerment.

 

iPeer2Peer Mentorship Program

The Arthritis Foundation offers the iPeer2Peer mentorship program in partnership with iOUCH (improving Outcomes in Child Health through Technology) research team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, Canada. The goal of this program is to help and support teens (13 - 17) with juvenile arthritis (JA) or related childhood rheumatic diseases by connecting them with a trained young adult mentor who shares similar experiences growing up with JA or related childhood rheumatic diseases. Marketing materials avaiable for clinics through Arthritis Foundation local offices. Continuous mentee recruitment, online application for parents and teens for more details visit www.arthritis.org/ipeer2peer

 

JA Power Pack

The Arthritis Foundation’s JA Power Pack is a toolkit with useful information and tools to assist newly-diagnosed children and teens, as well as their parents. These resources were designed to give your patients and their families the power to make living with JA easier. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with it is the key to better living with JA. Please encourage your patients and families you serve to order a JA Power Pack in one of the following ways:

  • Call the Arthritis Foundation toll-free number, 1-800-283-7800 to place an order
  • Obtain an order form from their care provider and return to the Arthritis Foundation Office printed on the form
  • Complete an updated order form during their clinic visit so their care provider can send to the Arthritis Foundation office
  • Call their local Arthritis Foundation office and order over the phone Health Care Providers can request a tear-off pad of JA Power Pack order forms by contacting the Arthritis Foundation local office in your area.

 

Champion of Yes

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We exist to conquer arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases. We’ve been meeting the unique and urgent needs of families for 70 years. Working closely with such great research partners as the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), we’re investing millions of dollars in outreach and collaborative research that advances prevention, care and a cure for kids and teens with rheumatic diseases. Our tools and resources help more children say Yes to making life better.

 

2020 JA Conference: Save the Date!

The Arthritis Foundation has been hosting the National JA Conference in two locations for the past 4 years. In 2020, we will be hosting the conference in one location and having a Family Reunion. This format will give families from across the country an opportunity to meet up again with friends they have met at previous conferences. Next year, the conference will be held in Orlando, FL from July 23 – 26, 2020. Registration and Travel Award applications will open January 2020. In 2021, we will resume hosting our conference in two locations across the country. Those dates and locations will be announced mid-2020.

In 2021, we will resume hosting our conference in two locations across the country. Those dates and locations will be announced mid-2020.