Your Support Helps Us to be the Champions of Yes for Those With Arthritis.

Your leadership and support as a board member is key to the success of our mission. Thanks to you, we are the Champion of Yes — leading the fight for the arthritis community through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.

Since our formation in 1948, we’ve had many amazing accomplishments—but we still have a long way to go. Together, we are stronger than alone. Thank you for being a Champion of Yes.

  • Four years ago, our daughter, Katherine, was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis when she was just two years old. Like most people, we knew nothing about the disease. The Arthritis Foundation was there for us on day one, providing valuable information, support, and a voice. There is a tremendous community that rallies around this disease helping families, and while the disease is a challenge, the help and support from the Arthritis Foundation and her medical team puts Katherine in a position to say “Yes” to most of the activities in life. That’s why our family gives!

    Matthew Mooney

    Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region Board of Directors

  • When I first became involved with the Arthritis Foundation almost 10 years ago, my then 2-year old daughter was diagnosed with polyarticular JIA. I was looking for support. I quickly learned that the resources, support, help and engagement from the Foundation was truly a blessing. I began volunteering at local events and met amazing people and families of other children trying to meet the challenges of this disease. The Foundation is a community – and a community cannot be successful without support of its members. I give my time, efforts and money to the Arthritis Foundation in hopes of ultimately finding a cure to these diseases, and to help support the wonderful work, support and help the Foundation provides to people and families like mine.

    Megan Faust

    Great Lakes Region Board of Directors

  • It's important as volunteer leaders of the organization that we all 'lead from the front.' That means giving generously of not just our time and talents, but our treasure, as well. When any representative of the Arthritis Foundation asks someone to financially support our important work, they should be able to do so with confidence, knowing their volunteer leaders are "all in."

    Michael V. Ortman

    Chair, National Board of Directors

  • Our family supports the Arthritis Foundation because osteoarthritis has touched multiple family members and we want to support the research that will lead to a cure one day.

    Karl and Melba Gschneidner

    Donors, Iowa

  • Thanks to research funded by the Arthritis Foundation, I’ll have better treatment options than my mom and grandma had when they were diagnosed. And there’s a good chance my children won’t face the same future.

    Elizabeth Rushing

    Donor, Atlanta, Georgia

  • I have been involved with the Arthritis Foundation since I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when I was 9 years old. As one of the few 300,000 children with the disease, my family and I relied on the Foundation for information to help me navigate this disease and its issues. For the past 30 years, the Foundation has been there on a personal level providing support, information and friendships helping me find my personal yes. This is why we give to the Foundation, so they can keep giving back!

    Autumn Ehnow

    Great West Region Board of Directors