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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.
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.
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.
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.
Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater. Complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit … and be a Champion of Yes!