Texas Arthritis News

Calling All Volunteers: Make a difference in a child's life this summer!

The Arthritis Foundation needs your support in creating life-long happy memories for children living with juvenile arthritis. Volunteers create the magic for our children and we want as much MAGIC as possible! Help make this another camp where our children leave saying, “can I come back next year?”. read more

Make your OLYMPIC-sized dreams come true this summer at one of our camps!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Camp KGAT program of the South Central Region consists of three camps (including Camp JAM) providing a well-rounded camp experience for children and teens with arthritis that’s designed to enhance the growth and development of each child under the guidance of a caring staff. At camp, children and teens with arthritis will gain self-confidence and learn that making positive choices can enhance their quality of life. read more

Don't miss the 2014 National JA Conference. Scholarship applications are due April 30!

Don’t miss out on our 30th anniversary celebration! Join us July 3–6, 2014, for an unforgettable adventure in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado. We’re returning to the site of the very first JA Conference to honor all the kids, teens and young adults who live with arthritis. The JA Conference is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. This four-day event focuses on health, wellness and fun for the whole family, including a special education program for kids, teens and young adults! We’ll watch fireworks over a sparkling blue lake, breathe fresh air filled with the laughter of new friends, and wear our red, white and BLUE to raise awareness of arthritis! The South Central Region offers a limited number of scholarships to the JA Conference. Applications are due April 30. Follow the link to apply today! read more

Arthritis Foundation, OSU offer gerontology and geriatrics conference May 23

The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring a special conference in partnership with Oklahoma State University's Linking Gerontology & Geriatrics program which offers proceedings, materials and resources for health care and other professionals working with seniors. The 2014 conference is called "A Sign of the Times: Health Trends and Ethics" and will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. read more

Earl Campbell is the 2014 Official Hero of the Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis Series!

The Arthritis Foundation is more than proud to announce that legendary University of Texas and NFL Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell is the 2014 Official Hero of the Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis Series. In his new role, the Texas legend will lend his support to the Arthritis Foundation’s statewide signature fundraising events in Austin (4/26), D/FW (5/3), Houston (5/3) and San Antonio (5/17). Throughout his football career, Campbell was known for his ability to sustain a hit. And while this led to amazing success, the punishment his body received on the football field ultimately took its toll. Since retiring from football in 1985, Campbell has suffered from severe osteoarthritis in his knees, feet and back. He’s gone through more surgeries than he can count, including two knee replacements. But he’s happy to report these days he isn’t sidelined by arthritis. Thanks to new medications and regular work outs in the UT weight room, Campbell has ditched his wheel chair and today is thankful for greater mobility. To ensure that no one is limited by arthritis, Campbell has joined forces with the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis and formed EARL’S DREAM TEAM. read more

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