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The three Ohio offices ( Central and Northwestern Ohio, Northeastern Ohio, & Southern Ohio) of the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve the lives of the 2.6 million people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic.

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Upcoming Events

2015 Breaking the Pain Chain - CareSource

Breaking the Pain Chain program is a four part, interactive education series designed to teach participants about the tools and techniques for breaking the cycle of pain caused by arthritis. Attend all four classes to receive the education and resources needed to effectively manage arthritis pain. Class One Facts about arthritis pain, diagnosis and the best strategies for managing arthritis pain Class Two Evaluates medications, complementary therapies and alternative treatment option Class Three Covers nutrition and exercise Class Four Focuses on stress, relaxation, good sleep hygiene and building an effective healthcare team

Juvenile Arthritis Family Day Cleveland


Join us for: *FREE admission to the GLSC, parking and box lunches *Parent presentations on emerging JA therapies and physical therapy and JA by Dr. Angela Robinson and Gary Calabrese, PT, DPT *Kids Korner with age-appropriate activities (ages 2 and up) *Story time with Mariellen Rich, author of an inspirational children's book, Freckles the Fabulous Fish *Networking for parents and kids

Breaking the Pain Chain - Mentor

10/6/2015 to 10/27/2015

A free four-part pain management program. The series is offered FREE OF CHARGE to people who live or work in Lake County. Class runs on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

RA Just Diagnosed - North Canton


An informative and interacive education program that motivates and empowers people newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Led by a trained instructor, RA Just Diagnosed is a free 3-hour program that provides: -Informative facts about RA to help demystify this complex autoimmune disorder. -An easy-to-understand explanation of medication and treatment options. -Self management strategies to help take control of the disease. -The opportunity to interact with others who have RA and share personal experience and tips. Class runs from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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.

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