About Us

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

The Arthritis Foundation, founded in 1948, is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Our West Virginia market is part of the Great Lakes Region comprised of Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Central and Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948.

The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. Whether it’s advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution.



Annual Reports

2013 Great Lakes Region Annual Report

2012 Great Lakes Region Annual Report

2012 National Annual Report

2011 National Annual Report

Financials
Please contact Christopher Smith, Region CEO, to request copies of the region’s audits and/or 990 by email at csmith@arthritis.org.


Here are some of the many ways to be involved in the Arthritis Foundation:

Attending a Class

Offering a Class

Volunteering

Attending Special Events

Advocating

Donating

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