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Kicking off during Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is hosting two Juvenile Arthritis Conferences over the next five weeks. Almost 2,000 children and family members – a record attendance number – will gather in Phoenix, July 14–17, and Philadelphia, Aug. 11–14, to learn more about coping with their disease and meet other families who share their journey.
Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation have been named winners of a Gold Cause Marketing Halo Award in the Best Transactional Campaign category for their Healing Hands Bring a Powerful Punch Against Arthritis campaign.
The annual scientific meeting of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) opens on April 13, 2016 in Toronto and over the next five days will draw more than 430 physicians, nurses, parents, patients, and representatives from advocacy organizations in an effort to develop, design and operationalize specific research projects that answer important questions about pediatric rheumatic diseases.
The Arthritis Foundation is hosting its annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C to provide attendees with advocacy education and the opportunity to learn how to advocate to state and federal lawmakers and regulators.
The Arthritis Foundation has announced that 11 scientists from across the United States and Canada were selected as the 2015 Scientific Discovery Awardees for their innovations toward finding a cure for arthritis and related diseases. The winners were selected from 167 proposals, with awards ranging in amounts from $216,000 to $1.35 million.
The Arthritis Foundation welcomes Arthritis Introspective into the Arthritis Foundation family, as part of an expanding range of resources that provide help and support to people with all types of arthritis and related conditions.
During the Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 19-20, the Foundation recognized volunteers and staff who embody the organization’s Champion of Yes spirit by helping people living with arthritis lead better lives and find everyday victories.
The Arthritis Foundation is committed to being a Champion of Yes for people living with the disease and will focus on its approach to conquering arthritis during the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Annual Meeting in New Orleans during November 19-20 at the InterContinental. The Annual Meeting brings together experts, leaders, staff and volunteers from around the country to build momentum, share plans and ideas for the future and celebrate success.
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) recently announced results from an Arthritis Foundation-supported study that determined which biomarkers have the greatest ability to measure early progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, which will better-predict treatment response and could lead to improved individualized treatment and care.
On Nov. 13, 2015, Massage Envy announced that its more than 1,100 franchises across the U.S., which joined forces for the annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event, raised $1,107,892 for the Arthritis Foundation. The partnership, now in its fifth year, is built on Massage Envy’s commitment and promise to help people feel their best.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation announced today the winners of its inaugural Franchising Gives Back Awards, which included Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy, who were honored at a special event on Sept. 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
With the joint purpose to help people feel their best by conquering every day battles, Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation are leveraging their national partnership to host the fifth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis® (HHFA). The one-day national fundraising and awareness event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at over 1,000 Massage Envy locations across the country.
This week, approximately 700 children will visit the happiest place on earth with one mission (or two missions if you count riding Space Mountain) – to learn more about their disease and build friendships with others from across the country living with juvenile arthritis (JA).
Advil and Arthritis Foundation Team Up to Improve the Lives of People Living With Arthritis
Foundation’s push for state and federal health care legislation in first half of 2015 advances agenda for people living with arthritis
First rebrand in organization’s history launches during National Arthritis Awareness Month.
Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature fundraising event series that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis.
The Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (PATA), introduced by Reps. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Lois Capps (D-CA), will limit cost-sharing requirements for medications placed in a specialty tier.
The 2015 Advocacy Summit starts today in Washington DC.
Send a letter to Congress to let them know that more needs to be done for people with arthritis.
Three new Arthritis Foundation guides to prescription co-pay support and financial assistance for specific arthritis drugs are now available online.
Arthritis Foundation President and CEO, Ann Palmer, shares her thoughts and insights after a recent town hall panel discussion on chronic pain.
In connection with the upcoming nationwide release of a new motion picture about the devastating effects of chronic pain, the Arthritis Foundation has the unique opportunity to put arthritis and the work of our organization in the mainstream spotlight. Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Ann Palmer will join actress Jennifer Aniston for a town hall panel discussion in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2015. The panel Q&A will follow a special screening
The Arthritis Foundation today announced the selection of Michael Ortman as the chair of its board of directors. Ortman has served on the board of the national organization since 2011, and is the immediate past chair of the Arthritis Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic region.
The Arthritis Foundation and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) announce collaborative partnership
Children with arthritis, caregivers, doctors and researchers from across the nation will convene in Keystone, Colo., for the Arthritis Foundation National Juvenile Arthritis Conference.
Arthritis Foundation president and CEO Ann M. Palmer will deliver the keynote address at Mercer University’s Atlanta commencement ceremony Saturday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m..
Shopping for arthritis-related products just got easier. Today, in conjunction with Arthritis Month, the Arthritis Foundation announced that CVS/pharmacy has become the only drugstore to receive the Arthritis Foundation’s ‘Partner for Better Living’ designation.
ATLANTA -- The Arthritis Foundation today named Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity (AOII) as the national sponsor of the 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation presented Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV), the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Leadership Award.
The Arthritis Foundation has unveiled a new name and logo for its signature fundraising walk event.
In the News
As part of our commitment to ensure people with arthritis have access to the treatments they need, the Arthritis Foundation continues to monitor the coverage and policies of major insurers and pharmacy services.
Discussions at the end of the year between Arthritis Foundation CEO Ann M. Palmer and Express Scripts, a leading pharmacy benefit management company, led to clarification of the company’s general formulary policies, with easing of a specific time-frame restriction.