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There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 5,953,000 of them live in California. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting - Virtual Webcast

2017 Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting - Virtual Webcast


Make your voice heard at this landmark event – this Arthritis Foundation hosted meeting will provide the U.S. FDA and others an opportunity to hear directly from patients about what matters most to them. The patient’s perspective is critically important in ensuring drug development programs capture what is truly important. Patients and caregivers will share how OA impacts their lives, gaps in treatment and experiences with current treatments.

Register today to join us virtually through our live webinar. Participate in the OA poll, weigh in through a live chat or just listen as we discuss how we can change the fate of OA patients, together.

2017 Spring Family Camp

2017 Spring Family Camp

4/7/2017 to 4/9/2017

The Arthritis Foundation partners with The Painted Turtle to host rheumatic disease family weekends and summer camp sessions for kids and teens with juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases.

2017 AOII Strike Out Arthritis

2017 AOII Strike Out Arthritis


Join AOII at the Los Angeles Angels game on April 8, 2017, as they play Seattle Mariners! Click here for more details.

2017 Champions for a Cure Gala - Los Angeles, CA
2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Central Coast, CA

2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Central Coast, CA


Saturday, April 29, Santa Barbara City College - West Campus

Walk to Cure Arthritis

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. Come join us at our events across California in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento and San Diego!

Faces of Arthritis

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can rob people of living life to its fullest.

We're a 4-Star Charity!

Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, awarded the Arthritis Foundation – Pacific Region a 4-star rating, which is the highest rating a nonprofit organization can receive for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

As a coveted 4-star organization, the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region belongs to the top quarter of all charities in America.  Its rating indicates that it is a well-governed, fiscally responsible organization worthy of the public’s trust.