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Missouri serves the 1,325,000 people 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.
We hope that you will join the Arthritis Foundation and Children’s Mercy Hospital as we host the first ever Juvenile Arthritis symposium in Kansas City! The symposium will feature a variety of speakers to present on various topics that you find interesting as a parent of a child with JA. Topics may include nutrition, exercise/sports safety, advances in JA medication, and more! While parents attend the symposium, Arthritis Foundation staff and volunteers will take all the children in attendance through the Xtreme Bugs exhibit and Science City! Learn more about Xtreme Bugs and Science City at www.unionstation.org This program is free (including Xtreme Bugs & Science City tickets) to all who attend thanks to a generous grant provided by the Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation.
Get the facts about osteoarthritis pain and learn strategies for controlling and even preventing pain. Together with your doctor, you can create a pain management plan that can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. Find out what you can do to PUT PAIN IN ITS PLACE. Join Regional Arthritis Center coordinator Amber Phelps for this free, one-hour workshop on 2/24/15 from 12-1 p.m. at the Commercial Trust Community Room in Fayette, MO. To register, call Shannon at 660-248-2100.
You are invited to the Arthritis Foundation's 1st annual Journey to Health Expo & Walk to Cure Arthritis Kick-Off on March 5, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at the Institute for Health Education at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. This year's event will feature the area’s top speakers on arthritis hot topics such as Rheumatology, Stress Relief, Physical Activity and Nutrition, “Kids Get Arthritis Too!” area for children affected by juvenile arthritis, the 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees, and the best vendors in the area serving Missouri’s population with 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.