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

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.

Emerging Investigators Conference

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The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is hosting the 2nd annual Emerging Investigators Conference for arthritis researchers on September 18-19, 2015 at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Aurora, OH. The conference will provide participants an opportunity to:

*Share their research
*Interact with senior faculty
*Obtain career advice
*Gather for small group discussions
*Join in workshops

The conference will begin at 12 noon on Friday, September 18 and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. One night’s lodging on September 18 and meals on September 18- 19 will be provided by the Arthritis Foundation. Click here to register . Questions? Contact Mary Bird at mbird@arthritis.org or 216-285-2839.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

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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!

Congratulations to the winners of the Jingle Bell Run/Walk Cedar Point contest!

Taylor Guerrant - T & C's Movers and Shakers – OH
Stacy Ardoin - Buckeyes and Butterflies Against Arthritis – OH
Nikki Layne - Team Kathy supported by Tech International – OH
TJ Tuttamore - Heartland – OH
Aaron Ross – Money for People – Michigan
Shain McLain – Mighty McLains – Michigan
Leslie Parsons – Team Savannah – Michigan
Jackie Ritter – Tre Sorelle – OH
Kathy Stoltman - Jingle Jangles – OH
Kristen Smith - Jingle Bell Rockers – WV
Logan Haughey - Logan’s Wolverine Warriors – PA
Kim Kennell - Head Shoulders, Knees & Toes – KY