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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 Arthritis Patient Education Program & Expo - Rochester Hills


Arthritis Patient Education Program & Expo is a half day educational program that empowers people with information and tools to help them better control their arthritis, reduce pain and improve their quality-of-life. This half-day program features interactive workshops and hands-on demonstrations that are facilitated by local health care experts including orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical therapists, and dietitians. The program is free to attend, open to the public and includes a continental breakfast and vendor exhibits.

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Grand Rapids

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Grand Rapids


Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event supporting our mission to conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters! - See more at: http://www.walktocurearthritis.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1145728#sthash.9UXeWHjv.dpuf

Emerging Investigators Conference

The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is hosting the 2nd annual Emerging Investigators Conference for arthritis researchers on September 18-19, 2015 at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Aurora, OH. The conference will provide participants an opportunity to:

*Share their research
*Interact with senior faculty
*Obtain career advice
*Gather for small group discussions
*Join in workshops

The conference will begin at 12 noon on Friday, September 18 and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. One night’s lodging on September 18 and meals on September 18- 19 will be provided by the Arthritis Foundation. Click here to register . Questions? Contact Mary Bird at mbird@arthritis.org or 216-285-2839.

CONGRATULATIONS to our partner BEAUMONT HEALTH SYSTEM DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDICS Ranked #1 hospital in Michigan for Orthopedics!

For more information about Beaumont Orthopedics, click here.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!

Congratulations to the winners of the Jingle Bell Run/Walk Cedar Point contest!

Taylor Guerrant - T & C's Movers and Shakers – OH
Stacy Ardoin - Buckeyes and Butterflies Against Arthritis – OH
Nikki Layne - Team Kathy supported by Tech International – OH
TJ Tuttamore - Heartland – OH
Aaron Ross – Money for People – Michigan
Shain McLain – Mighty McLains – Michigan
Leslie Parsons – Team Savannah – Michigan
Jackie Ritter – Tre Sorelle – OH
Kathy Stoltman - Jingle Jangles – OH
Kristen Smith - Jingle Bell Rockers – WV
Logan Haughey - Logan’s Wolverine Warriors – PA
Kim Kennell - Head Shoulders, Knees & Toes – KY