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Ask the Expert. 

Edward V. A. Lim, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with the Christ Hospital Health Network, answers your questions about osteoarthritis.  Click here to learn more.


Meet the Members of the Southern Ohio Board of Advisors and learn more about their passion for making a difference in the lives of people with arthritis.  Click here.

Join us to Hear About the “Ride of a Lifetime,” as David Shuey, outgoing chair of the national Arthritis Foundation Board of Trustees, talks about his 3,600-mile bicycle journey across the U.S. Shuey will discuss his passion for conquering arthritis through research, how his “ride of a lifetime” raised arthritis awareness, and how the impact of his mother’s severe arthritis drives his personal commitment to the Foundation.

Moving Closer to a Cure: An Evening with the Arthritis Foundation
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Program
For more information contact Sandy Haas, Major Gifts Director, at 513-527-5040 or email

Calling all Campers! The Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp presented by the Arthritis Foundation is designed to give families with children who have arthritis the opportunity to meet other families, learn about arthritis, and have a great family weekend filled with camp activities. Camp dates are October 5-6, 2013 at the Joy Outdoor Education Center in Clarksville, Ohio.  Click here for additional information and/or to request registration forms, or contact Kelly Case, Program Manager, at 1-800-383-6943, ext. 4060 or

Save the Date for The Party You Don’t Want to Miss: 

Join us if you dare for the 8th annual Bone Bash – A Monstrous Costume Party - on October 19, 2013. Presented by Messer Construction, the Bone Bash will be held at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cincinnati.  The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a gourmet dinner, live auction and entertainment.  Proceeds support the Arthritis Foundation’s research, advocacy and public health programs.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please call Pam Tierney, Community Development Manager, at 513-399-8092, email or visit  Click here to visit the website.

Juvenile Arthritis Advocacy- Support Access to Pediatric Rheumatologists

Arthritis is a disabling and painful disease that affects 50 million Americans, including nearly 300,000 children.  Nearly one in 250 children is living with a form of arthritis. Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common childhood diseases, affecting more children than cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined. Click here to read about the Arthritis Foundation's national priorities and learn about how you can become an advocate. 


Spotlight on CARRA

A network helping to find a cure for childhood rheumatic diseases

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) consists of a network of over 350 pediatric rheumatologists working together across North America. Through collaboration, their research is focused on finding a cause and a cure for childhood rheumatic diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), lupus, and juvenile dermatomyositis. CARRA’s mission is “to prevent, treat, and cure rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents through fostering, facilitating, and conducting high-quality research.” You can support CARRA by agreeing to participate in research projects, including their registry.  The purpose of this registry is to “(collect) information and (increase) the understanding of childhood rheumatic diseases” through a huge repository of data about children and their experiences with these diseases.

For more information on Friends of CARRA and how to get involved in your local area, click here.

For more information on CARRA and the research the alliance is conducting, visit their website.


Juvenile Arthritis Camps

JA Camps exist to provide education, networking and fun for kids and teens with arthritis, and in some cases, for the whole family! Campers take part in activities designed to help them increase self-confidence, improve arthritis self-management, and develop leadership and communication skills all while making new friends who share similar challenges. At our family camps, parents/caregivers and siblings get to join in the fun too!

Click here to find out more information about each program.


New Genes Identified in Juvenile Arthritis

More genetic links open the door to better diagnosis and treatment options.  Click here to read more in this article of Arthritis Today magazine.  Also, did you know you can receive Arthritis Today right on your Kindle?  Click here to order the Kindle version of Arthritis Today. 

Jingle in July!

Committ to running/walking a 5K for those living with arthritis.  Click here and sign-up today to get the discounted rate on registration.

Watch for a new Arthritis Foundation JA online resource coming in July!

Special Thank You!

Thank you to our 2013 Region Arthritis Walk Sponsor, Abbvie.  We are thankful for your commitment to the Arthritis Foundation and the 50 million people living with arthritis.

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