The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region is committed to reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis on more than 6 million adults and nearly 30,000 children in our six states, as well as their families and caregivers.
You can invest in our mission by funding our fight. We pledge to be good stewards of your resources as we seek to eliminate arthritis as the leading cause of disability in our nation.
Below are examples of what your investment can help accomplish throughout the Southeast Region:
A $25 Investment: For Adults & Caregivers: Provides 1 person with membership to the Arthritis Foundation, receiving Arthritis Today magazine among other benefits.
A $50 Investment: For Children & Families: Provides 1 SAK (Supporting Arthritis Kids) backpack for a child with juvenile arthritis, complete with tools that comfort and educate the newly-diagnosed child and parents.
A $100 Investment: For Adults & Caregivers: Provides 20 educational literature packets to adults with arthritis, complete with disease, nutritional, lifestyle and other resources per their request.
A $250 Investment: For Children & Families: Provides materials and activities for 1 family at a JA Saturday, offered in local communities and open to children, parents and siblings impacted by juvenile arthritis.
A $500 Investment: For Adults & Caregivers: Provides certification training for 2 new Aquatics or Land exercise leaders, enabling us to reduce arthritis pain and improve quality of life on a local level. These leaders in turn will teach approximately 200 classes per year.
A $1,000 Investment: For Children & Families: Sends 1 child to JA camp within the region, our week-long recreational program for children and teenagers with a form of arthritis or related disease.
A $2,500 Investment: For Adults & Caregivers: Sends 2 Arthritis Ambassadors to the annual Advocacy Summit, where they join hundreds of others and walk the halls of Congress to let them know arthritis is unacceptable and more needs to be done for adults and children with arthritis.
A $5,000 Investment: For All Ages: Funds our toll-free arthritis helpline and online referral source for 1 full calendar year, helping thousands of individuals with answers to questions and connecting them with community resources on a state-by-state basis.
A $10,000 Investment: For All Ages: Funds 1 month of an Innovative Research Grant, the Arthritis Foundation’s research program funding promising projects focusing on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis. These projects are finding new and better treatments and giving countless patients back their mobility.