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The Arthritis Foundation Kids' Advocacy Summit

Children learn to talk to congressional members about issues related to juvenile arthritis.

Check back for dates and information on the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit

The Kids’ Summit is part of the Arthritis Foundation’s annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. It’s where people with arthritis and those who care about them converge from around the nation to raise awareness about the disease’s unacceptable impact.

In special sessions led by Arthritis Foundation staff and volunteers, children from kindergarten through eighth grade get to spend time with other kids who have JA. They play games, create materials to present to congressional offices, get trained on how to speak to senators and representatives, talk with health care experts and participate in other fun activities.

Kids then join their parents for visits to Capitol Hill. There they speak face to face with their congressional representative about funding for arthritis research and other important issues such as addressing the serious shortage of pediatric rheumatologists and the burden of costly arthritis medications.

If you have questions about the Summit, please contact Laura Keivel at 202-887-2913 or lkeivel@arthritis.org.

 

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The Arthritis Foundation Kids' Advocacy Summit

Children learn to talk to congressional members about issues related to juvenile arthritis.


Check back for dates and information on the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit

The Kids’ Summit is part of the Arthritis Foundation’s annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. It’s where people with arthritis and those who care about them converge from around the nation to raise awareness about the disease’s unacceptable impact.

In special sessions led by Arthritis Foundation staff and volunteers, children from kindergarten through eighth grade get to spend time with other kids who have JA. They play games, create materials to present to congressional offices, get trained on how to speak to senators and representatives, talk with health care experts and participate in other fun activities.

Kids then join their parents for visits to Capitol Hill. There they speak face to face with their congressional representative about funding for arthritis research and other important issues such as addressing the serious shortage of pediatric rheumatologists and the burden of costly arthritis medications.

If you have questions about the Summit, please contact Laura Keivel at 202-887-2913 or lkeivel@arthritis.org.