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Funding Research

The Arthritis Foundation funds life-changing research. In a typical year, we will provide more than more than $1 million dollars to advance treatments in and find a cure for JA. We also provide ongoing support to CARRA, totaling $2.4 million to date.

Advocating for Kids

Whether helping kids and teens with arthritis get access to pediatric rheumatologists or training them to be the voice for the 300,000 children with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation provides a way for kids and teens to advocate on their own behalf.

Making Connections

We bring kids with JA and their families together annually through the national Juvenile Arthritis Conference, which has grown from 180 attendees in 1984 to more than 1,000 in 2012, serving some 22,000 children and family members in total. We also host JA camps and in the next decade, more than 16,000 children will come together to meet other kids with arthritis.

Creating Awareness

Raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of juvenile arthritis is a major objective for the Arthritis Foundation. We achieve this through national campaigns such as the Faces of Arthritis. Print ads from this campaign have received placement in major national publications reaching some 6.5 million people to date.

Providing Education

The Arthritis Foundation delivers education and awareness programs to children and their families to help them better understand the impact of juvenile arthritis. Our websites, brochures, books and other resources with information about JA have more than 9 million views a year.

Hosting Events

The Arthritis Foundation hosts fun events nationwide to raise awareness and funds for arthritis research and the many programs and services we offer. They're great places to make a difference as well as meet other JA families!