• Because arthritis costs our nation $128 billion annually. An investment in arthritis research will pay dividends in the future.
  • Because Congress plans to cut $1.2 trillion in federal spending by November and needs to know that Americans value research funding.
  • Because if we don't stand up for arthritis research, who will?


Learn more about the Arthritis Foundation's initiative to preserve arthritis research.

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Behind the Scenes

At the 2011 Juvenile Arthritis Conference, kids of all ages had the opportunity to share their thoughts with President Obama.  The video you've seen represents only 1.1% of the video captured at the conference.  That's a lot of film and a whole bunch of kids with juvenile arthritis.  Check out our make-shift studio and some of the adorable kids who aren't in the video below:



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