Northern California

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 5,953,000 of them live in California. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Arthritis Bike Classic - Marin, CA

2017 Arthritis Bike Classic - Marin, CA


The Arthritis Bike Classic (ABC) – Marin sponsored by Abbvie and Webcor Builders is a spectacular, fully-supported one-day cycling adventure. Marin County is well known for its natural beauty, incredible organic foods, and breath-taking views of San Francisco and the California coast. Participants can choose from 4 scenic routes 23, 41, 61 and 102 miles.

2017 Camp Milagros - Livermore, CA

2017 Camp Milagros - Livermore, CA

7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Camp Milagros is a resident camp. Arthritis Foundation resident camps feature traditional summer camp activities, such as campfires, singing and storytelling, arts and crafts, swimming, ropes course and more. For many campers, it’s the first time they’ve met other kids who live with the same challenges and limitations.

Camp Milagros is open to kids with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases, ages 8 – 13.

Official registration is required. Register at Registration opens March 24 and fills quickly!

Contact Mina Zivkovic with questions: or 415.356.5488

2017 JA Day - Pacific Grove, CA

2017 JA Day - Pacific Grove, CA


Join us for educational and networking sessions for parents/caregivers plus exciting programming for children and teens!

2017 AOII Strike Out Arthritis Sept. 30 - San Francisco, CA

2017 AOII Strike Out Arthritis Sept. 30 - San Francisco, CA


Join AOII at the San Francisco Giants game on September 30, 2017 as they play the San Diego Padres. For more information please visit:

2017 Arthritis Bike Classic - Pescadero, CA

2017 Arthritis Bike Classic - Pescadero, CA


The Arthritis Bike Classic (ABC) - Pescadero is a spectacular, fully supported one-day cycling adventure along the California coastline and through majestic redwoods. Participants can choose from 4 scenic routes: 16,25,41 and 63 miles.

Join the Fight


Let Your Voice Be Heard

The best Advocate is someone who knows what it’s like to fight the everyday battles—someone like you. By sharing your personal story of Yes with legislators and lawmakers, you can become part of the solution.

Better Living Toolkit

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A Digital Tool to Help You Live Your Best

This powerful resource will help you better understand your disease and take a positive step toward living a life of Yes. Get information, tips and tools that will help you work with doctor to develop the best treatment plan for your unique needs, so you can continue to enjoy the things that are most important to you.