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Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy Honored at IFA Gives Back Awards

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.

Massage Envy and Arthritis Foundation Join Forces for 5th Annual Healing Hands for Arthritis Event

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.

Hope for Juvenile Arthritis Cause Grows in Orlando this JA Awareness Month

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).

Arthritis Foundation Designates Advil® First “Champion for Life” Corporate Sponsor

July 15, 2015

Advil and Arthritis Foundation Team Up to Improve the Lives of People Living With Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Champions and Applauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

July 10, 2015

Foundation’s push for state and federal health care legislation in first half of 2015 advances agenda for people living with arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Spotlights Everyday Wins, Introduces Champion of Yes Brand

May 4, 2015

First rebrand in organization’s history launches during National Arthritis Awareness Month.

It’s Walk to Cure Arthritis Season

April 2, 2015

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.

Arthritis Foundation Supports Legislation to Ensure Access to Innovative Treatments

March 24, 2015

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.

Advocating for a Cure for Arthritis

March 23, 2015

The 2015 Advocacy Summit starts today in Washington DC.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

March 5, 2015

Send a letter to Congress to let them know that more needs to be done for people with arthritis.

Guidance for Help With Medication Cost Now Available

February 2, 2015

Three new Arthritis Foundation guides to prescription co-pay support and financial assistance for specific arthritis drugs are now available online.

"Cake": A Painful Slice of Life

January 7, 2015

Arthritis Foundation President and CEO, Ann Palmer, shares her thoughts and insights after a recent town hall panel discussion on chronic pain.

Ann Palmer to Join Jennifer Aniston for “Cake” Movie Town Hall on Jan. 6

January 6, 2015

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

Arthritis Foundation Selects Michael Ortman as Board Chair

November 24, 2014

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.

In the Battle Against Juvenile Arthritis, Organizations Find Two is Better Than One

November 13, 2014

The Arthritis Foundation and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) announce collaborative partnership

Arthritis Foundation to Host National Juvenile Arthritis Conference

July 01, 2014

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 CEO To Deliver Mercer University Commencement Address

May 07, 2014

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..

CVS/pharmacy Becomes the Arthritis Foundation’s® Exclusive Drugstore ‘Partner for Better Living’℠

May 01, 2014

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.

Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Named 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk Corporate Chair

April 07, 2014

ATLANTA -- The Arthritis Foundation today named Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity (AOII) as the national sponsor of the 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis.

Arthritis Foundation Awards Rep. McKinley Advocacy Leadership Award

March 24, 2014

The Arthritis Foundation presented Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV), the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Leadership Award.

Arthritis Foundation Announces New Walk Name and Logo

February 03, 2014

The Arthritis Foundation has unveiled a new name and logo for its signature fundraising walk event.

In the News

Arthritis Foundation Continues to Monitor Health Benefits

March 20, 2014

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.

Arthritis Foundation Confirms Drug Access for Express Scripts Customers

January 13, 2014

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.