We are JA Warriors! Every day over 300,000 children, teens, young adults and their families deal with the challenges of juvenile arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. While each situation is unique, we’re in this together. All-in. Battling whatever gets in our way and celebrating our victories, large and small. We stick together, determined to win the fight against JA. We are bold, brave and bright. And we are proud to announce the 2017 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference theme: JA Warriors!
“I’m excited to see the JA Warriors theme come to life at the 2017 JA Conference. All of the kids and families that deal with this disease every day show so much strength and conviction,” said Katy Carter, the 2017 JA Conference Chair. “We heard such great feedback from our planning committee, who said things like ‘I feel like a warrior every day, and conference is a place that my family takes a break from all of that.’ ‘I liked the positive message associated with the Warriors theme – something to rally behind and be proud of.”
We are also excited to announce that registration for the JA Conference is now open! Individuals and families are encouraged to register to secure their spot and early bird pricing. Further information about the Hilton Americas-Houston in Houston, Texas and the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indiana are also available, including links to make your reservations. Don’t forget, JA Conference scholarship applications are still being accepted until February 26, 2017.
In 2016, we heard from our constituents about how they are Stronger Than Arthritis. In 2017, we look to continue the conversation through the #StrongerThanJA hashtag. Follow the JA Conference on Facebook and stay tuned for more opportunities to share your story!
Are you ready to join us in Houston or Indianapolis this year? If so, download these banners and upload them to your social media profiles to let everyone know you’re coming and that you’re a proud JA Warrior!