Welcome to Illinois

Illinois serves the 2,511,000 adults and 13,100 children affected by arthritis in the area. We provide education, program and services, information about upcoming events, programming news, volunteer opportunities and other Foundation-related business.

Upcoming Events

2016 Healing Hands for Arthritis

2016 Healing Hands for Arthritis

9/28/2016

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 28 at your nearest Massage Envy to participate in Healing Hands for Arthritis®, where you can say Yes to making massage a part of your holistic approach to care – and to improving the lives of others with arthritis.

Healing Hands for Arthritis is a one-day fundraiser where $10 from every one-hour massage or facial session and 10% of sales from select retail products will go towards the Arthritis Foundation to help others with arthritis continue living the best life possible.

27th Freedom of Movement Gala

27th Freedom of Movement Gala

10/1/2016

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Drake Hotel, the Arthritis Foundation will honor Mark Kaufman, MS, PT, ATC, President and CEO of Athletico Physical Therapy with their Annual Freedom of Movement Award, recognizing his career accomplishments and dedication addressing the needs of arthritis patients and caregivers.

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Team

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Team

10/9/2016

Join the Arthritis Foundation and fundraise for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! When you run for the Arthritis Foundation, you will join a community committed to finding a cure for Arthritis and help the 50 million people and 300,000 children who suffer from pain every day.

2016 Living Your Yes With RA - Chicago, IL

2016 Living Your Yes With RA - Chicago, IL

10/19/2016

Join us for Living Your Yes With RA, a personalized goal-setting event brought to you by the Arthritis Foundation. This free forum gives you the opportunity to learn ways that can help you say Yes more than No, despite the challenges of living with rheumatoid arthritis. You’ll get expert advice from a local rheumatologist PLUS guidance on setting goals that can help you live life to its fullest. Let us help you manage your RA, as well as communicate effectively with your own doctor.