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News for kids and young adults affected by juvenile arthritis and their families 
Winter 2015

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Thank You for a Great Year
From JA Power Packs to JA camps, together we accomplished great things this year. Learn more.

Save-the-Date for 2016 Juvenile Arthritis Activities
Check out all the fun juvenile arthritis events taking place in 2016 and make plans to join us. See what’s happening in your area.

Get Social
Help your child stay connected to our JA community through JA-focused Facebook groups. Get involved.

Holiday Greetings from the Great West Region

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Thank You for a Great Year

From JA Power Packs to JA camps, fundraising to Facebook groups, together we accomplished great things this year.  

 

We’re very proud of the great work taking place throughout the Great West Region, and we’re honored each and every day to serve kids with juvenile arthritis and their families. Together, we have a lot to be thankful for this year…



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Save-the-Date for 2016 JA Activities 

Check out all the fun juvenile arthritis events taking place in 2016 and make plans to join us.

 


We’re looking forward to spending more quality time with you and your family in 2016. Save the date for our annual Juvenile Arthritis Camps, Family Days, and National Conferences!

 

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Juvenile Arthritis Camps

Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens with arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Participants gain a greater understanding of their own diagnosis and treatment, develop peer-to-peer support, increase independence and self-confidence, discover new skills and interests, and develop the skills they need to be leaders, advocates and champions in their everyday lives.

Camp ArCTIC - Cooper Landing, AK
Save the date! June 2 - 4, 2016
Kids with JA ages 5 -18 and one parent/guardian
Contact Katie Levine with questions. 

JA Camp - Estes Park, CO
Save the date! July 16 - 21, 2016
Kids with JA ages 8 - 16
Contact Pam Snow with questions. 

Camp Milagros - Livermore, CA
Save the date! July 23 - 27, 2016
Kids with JA ages 8 - 13
Contact Winnie Monohan with questions.

KAT-FISH Camp - Stanwood, WA
Save the date! July 29 - 31, 2016
Kids with JA ages 0 - 18 and families
Contact Andrea Aho with questions. 

Camp JAM - Canby, OR
Save the date! August 5 - 7, 2016
Kids with JA ages 0 - 18 and families
Contact Cindy Bishop with questions. 

Camp Limberlimbs - Gold Creek, MT
Save the date! September 23 - 25, 2016
Kids with JA ages 6 - 17
Contact Katie Levine with questions.

 

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National Juvenile Arthritis Conferences

It’s an unforgettable family event, where kids, teens and young adults with arthritis, parents and siblings come together to meet, learn and play.  We're so pleased to announce that in an effort to reach, connect and help even more JA families, there will be not one, but TWO Juvenile Arthritis Conferences in 2016!

JA Conference West – Phoenix, AZ
Save the date! July 14 - 17, 2016 
Kids, teens, young adults with JA and their families
Contact Katie Bitner with questions.

JA Conference East – Philadelphia, PA
Save the date! August 11 - 14, 2016
Kids, teens, young adults with JA and their families
Contact Katie Bitner with questions.

 

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Juvenile Arthritis Family Days

Juvenile Arthritis Family Programs are fun-filled days for the whole family! Kids and teens enjoy activities and games while parents participate in educational sessions facilitated by health professionals.  JA Family Programs offer the opportunity to meet other families who face similar challenges and get your questions answered by a health professional in a relaxed, non-clinical setting.

Watch for more information on Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and California JA Family Days near you!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Get Social

Help your child stay connected to our JA community through JA-focused Facebook groups.

 

Stay in touch year-round with JA families near you through our JA-focused Facebook groups.

Northern California

Colorado & Wyoming

Washington & Alaska

Utah & Idaho

Oregon

Montana

 

 

 

 


 

Happy Holidays from the Great West Region


jingle bells As we reflect on 2015 and get ready for the new year, we want to say a special thank you to our amazing volunteers, healthcare providers, staff members, and to each of the JA families we serve. We appreciate your involvement, your support for others, and your continued dedication to partner with us to find a CURE for arthritis.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

Sincerely,

Andrea, Cindy, Katie, Winnie, Leslie, Pam & the Great West Region Team



Aho

Andrea Aho
aaho@arthritis.org



Bishop

Cindy Bishop
cbishop@arthritis.org



Levine

Katie Levine
klevine@arthritis.org



Monohan

Winnie Monohan
wmonohan@arthritis.org



Nelson

Leslie Nelson
lrnelson@arthritis.org



Snow

Pam Snow
psnow@arthritis.org

 

 

 


 

 

Connect with Us

Contact Andrea Aho for more information about JA programs and services throughout the Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region.

Andrea Aho
aaho@arthritis.org
888.391.9389 / Option 7 / Ext. 101

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