The Arthritis Foundation values families who face the challenges of arthritis and related diseases.  Below you can learn about the many opportunities available in your area through the Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Program. 

Click here to see JA Walk Teams in Southern Ohio is designed for children to learn about symptoms, treatments, doctor visits, growing up with JA and more.  

Thank you to all of our sponsors. 
Click here to see companies supporting JA Programs.

 2014 JA Motorcade

Please join us for the Annual Concours Police Motorcade honoring Juvenile Arthritis on Saturday, May, 17th, 2014, 10am – 1:30pm. This is a great opportunity to have a family day and meet other JA families in our region. Click here to register and for more information.

2014 JA Conference Scholarship Applications!

The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is excited to announce the availability of scholarships for families in our five state region (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Central & Western Pennsylvania) to attend the 2014 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Keystone, Colorado at the Keystone Resort from July 3-6.

Click here for more information and an application.


New FREE CD Available! Juvenile Arthritis – Medication Resource CD

The Medication Resource CD is designed to allow you to easily move through the module to the areas that are of interest.  You will find interviews with parents, children, and medical staff along with resource and documents for your use. If you would be interested in receiving a free copy of the Medication CD please click your location below to submit your request.

Juvenile Idiopathic (Rheumatoid) Arthritis and Its Impact on Kids

This autoimmune disorder doesn't just affect elderly people. Sometimes, children are impacted, too. Luckily, treatments and outlooks have improved for kids. This story features Andy Moy and Charlie Stahl, who are long time volunteers at the Arthritis Foundation and do not allow it to control them.


Get Involved

Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JAA)
The JA Alliance is a virtual community connected through the Arthritis Foundation website.  We’re here to provide the resources and opportunities for you to learn, connect and share with others. Click here for more info. 

How you can get involved and make a difference. Click here.


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Raising a Child with Arthritis:
What to Expect, What’s New and Managing Family Dynamics

Click view this webinar via YouTube.


JA Families Enews

2013 Spring JA Families Enews

Click Below to Sign up for the JA Families ENews in Your Area


Thank you to Great Lakes Region Camp Sponsor:


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