All posts by Arthritis Foundation

Back to School in COVID-19? Know Your Rights!

By Julie Eller, co-host of the Live Yes With Arthritis Podcast 

To me, there is no greater joy than sharpening a Dixon Ticonderoga Number Two pencil on the first day of school. I have always been the nerdiest of nerds, a happy bookworm who counted down the days of summer until the fateful day when could return to class. As I think of all the changes our school-aged children and young adults have faced since the start of the pandemic, the one that has weighed most heavily on my heart are those students whose hopeful back-to-school countdown has been prolonged indefinitely.   Continue reading Back to School in COVID-19? Know Your Rights!

National Sponsors Help to Make This Year’s Virtual Walk to Cure Arthritis a Big Success

This year, the Arthritis Foundation decided to move our flagship fundraising event, Walk to Cure Arthritis (WTCA), to the online space. The fight for arthritis research and a cure never quits, even when the world seems to be at a standstill. That’s why we were so excited to share this virtual experience with our arthritis family! Over 35,000 people watched the event live on Facebook, helping us raise millions in donations for the fight to cure arthritis. Continue reading National Sponsors Help to Make This Year’s Virtual Walk to Cure Arthritis a Big Success

Bringing Together the Best in Osteoarthritis Clinical Research

The Arthritis Foundation kicked off a new forum series focused on osteoarthritis (OA) clinical studies – OACS Virtual Forum Series & Conference – on June 17 with leading research experts across the globe who specialize in OA. The focus of these forums is to gather thought leaders in OA from the clinical research areas to discuss the future of how OA can be treated to improve patient outcomes. This inaugural program focused on the topic of “Does Strong Muscle Matter in OA?”, which can be viewed online here. Continue reading Bringing Together the Best in Osteoarthritis Clinical Research

Fight or Flight? TeleMental Health to the Rescue!

By: Julie Eller, Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast Co-Host 

If you are anything like me, these past few months have put you into a prolonged state of “fight or flight” — where your body and your mind are responding to the world and trying to determine if it is best to stay put and fend off the evils of the moment or flee to safety.   Continue reading Fight or Flight? TeleMental Health to the Rescue!

CVS Steps Up to Support the Arthritis Community During COVID-19

There’s a lot to feel uncertain about in the world right now: When will schools and businesses reopen? Will I continue to have access to my medications and health care team? When will researchers find a treatment for COVID-19? How long will it take for families and economies to recover?

Despite the many questions on most of our minds, there are a few things we know for sure:

  • 100% of people with arthritis report weekly pain that interferes with day-to-day activities.
  • Seven in 10 arthritis patients have trouble working, including working from home.
  • Two-thirds of people with arthritis felt depressed, anxious or fearful before the coronavirus outbreak because of the negative impact arthritis had on their lives.

The physical, social and emotional toll most Americans feel today is not new to those who live with arthritis every minute of every day. That’s why we’re proud to announce that CVS Health® is once again stepping up to support the arthritis community when we need it most.

As the National Presenting Sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis campaign, CVS Health® is donating $1 to the Arthritis Foundation for every select brand product sold during May 2020, up to $300,000. Eligible brands include Aleve, Salonpas, Aspercreme, Icy Hot, Biofreeze, Pain Bloc, Australian Dream, Gaiam, Blue Emu, Futuro and Boost (Nestle).

CVS Pharmacy® stores remain open and employees are working on the front lines to ensure individuals can access medications and other basic necessities during the current pandemic. In addition to waiving charges for CVS Pharmacy® home delivery of medications, CVS Health® is also working with government officials to increase rapid COVID-19 testing.

CVS Health®  first joined forces with the Arthritis Foundation in 2014 and has continued to deepen its commitment to bring arthritis out of the shadows and help arthritis patients manage their health in more affordable and effective ways. Since the partnership’s inception, CVS Health® has donated over $3 million to the Arthritis Foundation to support people living with arthritis.

See all the partners and promotions that give back to the Arthritis Foundation to help get a grip on arthritis.