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2019 Evening of Honors: Best of the Best Among Arthritis Volunteers

The 2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions, Sept. 13-15, sparked conversation, learning and celebration. Many Arthritis Warriors joined top volunteers, partners and other supporters of the arthritis movement to move our crucial work ahead. Ultimately, this ongoing work will help even more people with arthritis live their best life.

As a highlight of the conference, the Arthritis Foundation’s 2019 Evening of Honors was held in Atlanta on Sept. 13. There, we recognized Champions of Yes who have demonstrated what’s possible. The special evening was hosted for the second year in a row by Pete Scalia, co-anchor of WBNC 10TV’s “This Morning” news program in Columbus, Ohio. Pete has been very open about living with RA and highly engaged in local Arthritis Foundation activities. Continue reading 2019 Evening of Honors: Best of the Best Among Arthritis Volunteers

So, She Rode Her Bike Down the California Coast

Last September, Nancy Travis, the actress famous for leading roles in the film “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” the Fox TV show “Last Man Standing” and the Golden Globe-winning Netflix series “The Kominsky Method,” rode her bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles in support of the Arthritis Foundation.

“How hard could it be?” the spirited 57-year-old asked herself when she signed up in March 2018. Continue reading So, She Rode Her Bike Down the California Coast


UCLA Fellows: Meet Samira Nazzar and Stephen Wong, Jane Wyman Foundation-sponsored Fellows

Because access to care is not always guaranteed, the Arthritis Foundation has been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative. Through generous donations from the Jane Wyman Trust, we have been able to fund two pediatric fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Continue reading UCLA Fellows: Meet Samira Nazzar and Stephen Wong, Jane Wyman Foundation-sponsored Fellows

Paying It Forward to Solve Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) isn’t just a disease that affects older adults; it’s the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 30 million Americans. Anyone who injures or overuses their joints, including athletes, military members and people who work physically demanding jobs, may be more susceptible to developing this disease as they age. Continue reading Paying It Forward to Solve Osteoarthritis

Meet Matthew Clark: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Because access to care is not always guaranteed, we’ve been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative . In June, we announced four new fellowship awards for 2019. One of those grants was offered to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which recently announced a three‑year pediatric fellowship to Dr. Matthew Clark. Continue reading Meet Matthew Clark: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!