News From Michigan

Michigan Rheumatologist Receives National Award

Congratulations to Michigan pediatric rheumatologist Barbara Adams, M.D. Dr. Adams is the recipient of the Earl Brewer Award for Physician Leadership awarded by the National Juvenile Arthritis Alliance. This award is given annually at the Juvenile Arthritis Conference to the physician who has provided leadership in the prevention, control and cure of juvenile arthritis.  On behalf of the 300,000 children in this country living with juvenile arthritis, THANK YOU for all that you do!


More Than Just a Camp

Camp Dakota, Flying Horse Farms, and the Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp are camps held in the Great Lakes Region for children living with arthritis and related diseases.  These camps are designed to provide children living with debilitating diseases the opportunity to forget about their illness and have a fun-filled camp experience with other children just like them.  Click here to learn more and see photos from these camps.   


Your Juvenile Arthritis Research Questions Answered

Research in children is necessary to make new treatments for childhood arthritis available and safe. Click here to learn more from Gloria C. Higgins PhD, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and a member of the Division of Rheumatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

2012 Juvenile Arthritis Conference

Nearly 1,000 people from over 30 states attended the Juvenile Arthritis Conference.  Twenty-seven families and individuals from the Great Lakes Region participated, including several rheumatology fellows, two JA Conference award winners, and 17 families who received a scholarship from the Arthritis Foundation to help cover the cost of attending. Click here to learn more about the JA Conference experience.


Pediatric Rheumatologist Shortages

Do you know how many pediatric rheumatologists are in your state?  The answer might surprise you.  There are ten states with no board certified, practicing pediatric rheumatologist and eight more states with only one. Click here to learn about how the Arthritis Foundation is taking action against these shortages.

Upcoming Events


Get a Massage and Help the Arthritis Foundation!

Healing Hands for Arthritis- September 19 at Your Local Massage Envy

On September 19, $10 from every one-hour massage and facial session will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Schedule an appointment for September 19 and help 50 million men, women and children with arthritis find lasting relief.

 2012 Michigan Jingle Bell Run/Walks

Thousands of runners and walkers will hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.  Click below to find out about a Jingle Bell Run in your area.


Thank you to the 2012 Arthritis Walk Region Sponsor:



Thank you to the 2012 Arthritis Walk Region Sponsor:

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