Welcome to West Virginia

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 JRA

Camp JRA

7/19/2015 to 7/24/2015

Our one-week camps for children diagnosed with JA and other rheumatic diseases offer a place for children with arthritis to have fun, make new friends and learn how to take control of their disease. Our camps, based in upstate New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, provide quality care for kids with arthritis and allow them to participate in activities that are adapted to their abilities.

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.

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.

Registration for the 2015 Juvenile Arthritis Conference is Now Open

July 23-26
Caribe Royal,Orlando, Florida

Scholarship Applications Available. Go to the http://kidsgetarthritistoo.org website for information on how to apply for a scholarship.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015

The Arthritis Foundation hosts the National JA Conference, a three-day experience where parents:
-Connect with leading specialists about the latest treatment options
-Get updates on promising research and enrolling studies
-Network with other parents who know what it’s like to raise a child with arthritis

Kids with arthritis and their siblings, it's three days of fun in a space where everyone understands what it’s like to have arthritis.