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Help the World Get a Grip on Arthritis During Arthritis Awareness Month

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and we’re asking you to join us in our fight against the world’s most prevalent disease.

Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States, affecting one in every four adults, nearly 300,000 children and countless families and loved ones. The physical pain it causes can make everyday tasks difficult if not impossible. Perhaps worst of all, arthritis steals quality of life, preventing people from doing the things they love, like favorite hobbies or activities and even simple pleasures like picking up their child.

That’s why we’ve launched our Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis campaign. CVS Health®, the campaign’s Presenting Partner, is working with us to help Americans get a grip on arthritis. Shop at CVS Pharmacy® before May 31 and they’ll donate $1 back to the Arthritis Foundation with the purchase of select products, up to a maximum of $300,000.

Together, we want more people to know about the struggles people with arthritis encounter and the daily challenges they must overcome. And that’s where you come in.

Tell us your story and how hard it might be for your friends or family to understand what it’s like to live with this “invisible” disease. Even if you aren’t among the 54 million Americans with arthritis, you know someone who is – maybe your child, spouse, parent or other loved ones.

Share your unique story and what kind of obstacles you’ve faced. Help us spread awareness and shine a light on the realities of life with arthritis – and share inspiration with others to let them know they’re not alone.

After sharing your story, be sure to share our cause – and make a donation.

Together, we’ll raise awareness and fund research for better treatments and a cure, as well as provide tools and resources that empower those with arthritis to pursue what they love.

Support Our Partners

In recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month, CVS Health®, Presenting Partner of the Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis campaign, is donating $1 to the Arthritis Foundation for each select brands sold at CVS Pharmacy®, up to a maximum of $300,000. Products include Blue-Emu Maximum Arthritis Pain Relief Cream, Advil Liqui-Gels, Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief, Dr. Scholl’s Arthritis Pain Shock Guard, Tylenol Arthritis Pain Tablets, Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Ointment and more. Help support our partners!

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Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis

So More People Can Do What They Love

If you have arthritis, you know full well what it’s like. The physical pain that makes everyday tasks difficult if not impossible. The emotional distress and feelings of isolation. The money it drains from your family budget.

But many of those who don’t have arthritis don’t have a clue. They don’t know that:

  • Arthritis is the world’s most prevalent disease. In the United States alone, 54 million adults – one in four – have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. And as many as 91 million Americans may truly be affected, according to a recent study.
  • Arthritis isn’t just an “elderly disease.” Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.
  • While it may not be as life-threatening as cancer or heart disease, arthritis accounts for 100 million doctor visits and nearly 7 million hospitalizations each year. It can damage vital organs and make other conditions worse.
  • Arthritis is to blame for the loss of 172 million workdays each year and costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses.

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Getting a Head Start on Arthritis Awareness Month: PopSockets Is Helping Move the Needle

Order your phone grip by March 31, 2018 to support the Arthritis Foundation!

Though National Arthritis Month isn’t until May, the Arthritis Foundation is already putting an even brighter spotlight on America’s #1 cause of disability.

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