The Arthritis Foundation values families who face the challenges of arthritis and related diseases.  Below you can learn about the many opportunities available in your area through the Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Program. is designed for children to learn about symptoms, treatments, doctor visits, growing up with JA and more.  

Thank you to all of our sponsors.  Click here to see companies supporting JA Programs.

 2014 JA Motorcade

Please join us for the Annual Concours Police Motorcade honoring Juvenile Arthritis on Saturday, May, 17th, 2014, 10am – 1:30pm. This is a great opportunity to have a family day and meet other JA families in our region. Click here to register and for more information.

2014 JA Conference Scholarship Applications!

The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is excited to announce the availability of scholarships for families in our five state region (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Central & Western Pennsylvania) to attend the 2014 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Keystone, Colorado at the Keystone Resort from July 3-6.

Click here for more information and an application.


New FREE CD Available! Juvenile Arthritis – Medication Resource CD

The Medication Resource CD is designed to allow you to easily move through the module to the areas that are of interest.  You will find interviews with parents, children, and medical staff along with resource and documents for your use. If you would be interested in receiving a free copy of the Medication CD please click here to submit your request.

Juvenile Idiopathic (Rheumatoid) Arthritis and Its Impact on Kids

This autoimmune disorder doesn't just affect elderly people. Sometimes, children are impacted, too. Luckily, treatments and outlooks have improved for kids. This story features Andy Moy and Charlie Stahl, who are long time volunteers at the Arthritis Foundation and do not allow it to control them. 


Get Involved

Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JAA)
The JA Alliance is a virtual community connected through the Arthritis Foundation website.  We’re here to provide the resources and opportunities for you to learn, connect and share with others. Click here for more info. 

How you can get involved and make a difference.  Click here.


The UCB Rheumatoid Arthritis Family Scholarship Program
The UCB RA Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who take control of their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and do not allow it to control them. Click here to check on information for the 2012 program.


    Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp
   Presented by the Arthritis Foundation
   October 5-6, 2013
   Joy Outdoor Education Center
   Clarksville, Ohio 45113

The camp is designed to give families that have children with arthritis the opportunity to meet other families, learn about arthritis, and have a great family weekend filled with camp activities.

Click here for additional information and/or to request registration forms, or contact Kelly Case at 1-800-383-6843/Ext 4060 or  For more information, click here. 



Raising a Child with Arthritis:
What to Expect, What’s New and Managing Family Dynamics

Click view this webinar via YouTube.

Featured Speaker:
Smriti Mohan, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Michigan
CS Mott Children’s Hospital

JA Families ENews

2013 Spring JA Families ENews

Click here to sign up for the Arthritis Foundation, West Virginia JA Families Enewsletter

Thank you to Great Lakes Region Camp Sponsor:

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