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The West Virginia office of the Arthritis Foundation is working to improve the lives of the 523,000 people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic.

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Upcoming Events

Camp RU- Arthritis Kids Camp

Camp RU- Arthritis Kids Camp

8/10/2015 to 8/14/2015

For children ages 8-15 living with arthritis.

2015 Jingle Bell Run-Walk - Charleston, WV

12/5/2015

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! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

Advocacy Alert

Please email or call Senator Shelley Moore Capito's office and let her know West Virginians want a bill to limit high out-of-pocket costs of medications. WV has the HIGHEST arthritis prevalence in the country but no protections against high copays. Spread the word!

Physical Activity: The Arthritis Pain Reliever

Physical activity is a proven way to decrease arthritis pain. Exercise strengthens muscles and joints and helps reduce pain, fatigue and stiffness caused by arthritis.

Help us spread the word about the benefits of physical activity! Just 30 minutes a day, five days a week is all it takes to make a big impact. Not only does exercise relieve pain—it improves your mood, too! Click here to read about exercises and activities that help promote joint health.

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!