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The Michigan offices of the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve the lives of the 2.3 million people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic.

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Upcoming Events

2015 Camp Dakota

2015 Camp Dakota

7/26/2015 to 7/31/2015

Camp RU- Arthritis Kids Camp

Camp RU- Arthritis Kids Camp

8/10/2015 to 8/14/2015

For children ages 8-15 living with arthritis.

2015 Camp Dakota

July 26-31
3409 N Five Lakes Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446

Camp Dakota is a special camp where children with juvenile arthritis can come to have fun, make new friends and learn more about their disease.  The Arthritis Foundation and Bear Lake camp staff organize activities that will help campers build self-esteem, confidence, independence and lasting friendships.

A place, attitude, and adventure for children with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. Click here to request a camp  application.

2015 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. With your donation, we change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow.

Detroit Walk to Cure Arthritis

Downriver Walk to Cure Arthritis

Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis

Traverse City Walk to Cure Arthritis 

2014 Tribute to Excellence Honoring Roger Penske

Rodger Penske was honored by the Arthritis Foundation with a “tribute to excellence” award for his leadership and dedication in helping others at the 2014 Tribute to Excellence which raise over 1 million dollars for the Arthritis Foundation.

Before he took the stage, Penske told me he had no idea until recently children like Logan could be struck down by arthritis.

“Honestly, I wasn’t aware how many young people have it,” said Penske, 77. “I know older people with it, but kids?” Click here to read more.