“I don’t know many people with arthritis.”
“It’s a disease that affects older people.”
“Anyone can live with a little joint pain.”
“Are you sure what you’re experiencing isn’t just in your head?”
From coast to coast, this is what we hear about arthritis every day. Although more Americans are living with arthritis than those with breast cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and autism combined, most people know very little about this debilitating disease. In fact, only 7% of Americans realize it’s the No. 1 cause of long-term disability in the United States. Continue reading Revealing the Truth About Arthritis During Arthritis Awareness Month
Only a few centuries ago, it was considered “odd” if you were kind and generous to those who were less fortunate. That’s how the Odd Fellows got started: compassionate individuals representing all kinds of trades and walks of life, getting together to help each other out in hard times before other assistance was available. Continue reading Odd Fellows: 200 Years of Service
Personalized treatments for children with arthritis will soon be a reality, thanks to a new research study supported by the Arthritis Foundation.
The study, the largest of its kind, is being done by the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), a North American research network that conducts collaborative research to find treatments and a cure for pediatric rheumatic diseases. The Arthritis Foundation has worked closely with CARRA since it was formed in 2002. Together, we’ve aligned our scientific agendas, and the Foundation has committed millions of dollars toward expanding juvenile arthritis research through CARRA.
Continue reading New Large-scale Study to Make Personalized Medicine a Reality for Kids With JIA
Living with arthritis is enough to deal with day to day. Who needs the added challenge of navigating a complex health care system to get the treatments required to manage it?
Continue reading Putting Patients First – Arthritis Foundation Brings Industry Stakeholders Together to Ensure Patient Needs are Central in Access to Care Discussions
For many of the more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis, finding ways to say Yes to winning the fight against pain and anxiety is key. A holistic approach to care is one of the most effective approaches to arthritis treatment, and one of the best ways to empower people with arthritis to live better each day.
Continue reading On September 28th – Say YES to Making Massage Part of Your Holistic Approach to Care…for a Cause!
Did you know there is an organization dedicated to identifying and promoting practices to increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials? There is! And the Arthritis Foundation is a part of it. The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) is a public-private partnership cofounded by the FDA and Duke University that exists solely to improve clinical trials. The Arthritis Foundation is part of the steering committee at CTTI, which is made up of representatives from CTTI members across multiple sectors and provides input into decisions about CTTI priorities, projects and recommendations.
Continue reading Improving the Landscape of Clinical Trials – Together
This Father’s Day, your hug can benefit those with arthritis thanks to generous support from our friends at Massage Envy! Simply pledge to hug your dad from now up until Father’s Day using the hashtag #HugDrive on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For every pledge they receive, Massage Envy will donate $1 to the Arthritis Foundation to help fund research!
Continue reading Massage Envy’s #HugDrive: Tweet a Virtual Hug on Father’s Day to Benefit the Arthritis Foundation!
Last week more than 400 pediatric rheumatologists, researchers, fellows, patients, parents and industry representatives, along with Arthritis Foundation staff members and volunteers, came together for the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of CARRA, the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. Held in Toronto, Canada, this was CARRA’s largest annual meeting to date, with participants from renowned institutions across the United States and abroad.
For nearly 70 years, the Arthritis Foundation has been committed to serving families affected by juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases. We’ve supported CARRA since it formed more than a decade ago, and today our partnership is stronger than ever. Both CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve treatments and outcomes for the estimated 300,000 children in the U.S. who live with arthritis and related conditions. Together, we are creating a more unified and powerful research and advocacy community by leveraging physicians, researchers and staff from both organizations.
Continue reading Pediatric Rheumatologists, Researchers and Patients Unite in Toronto to Change the Future of Living With Childhood Arthritis
Massage Envy garnered a huge victory with their annual Healing Hands for Arthritis (HHFA) event, raising $1,107,892 on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation. Our partnership, now in its fifth successful year, is built on Massage Envy’s dedication and promise to help people living with arthritis find everyday victories through the therapeutic power of massage.
“As the nation’s leading cause of disability, we believe that routine therapeutic massage can help people with arthritis find relief that’s essential for their total body care and well-being,” said Debbie Gonzalez, chief brand officer at Massage Envy. “Through therapeutic treatments and financial support, we want to offer those with arthritis a fighting chance to live the best lives they can live.”
Continue reading Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy: Holding Hands, Healing Together
On Friday, Oct. 9, in advance of World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12, CVS Health announced the expansion of their national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to aid in the advancement of arthritis advocacy, research and patient support. CVS/specialty, the specialty pharmacy of CVS Health, is being designated an Arthritis Foundation Partner for Better Living℠ and will be the first and only specialty pharmacy partner—furthering the Foundation’s longstanding partnership with CVS/pharmacy.
Continue reading The Arthritis Foundation Expands Partnership With CVS