News From Central Pennsylvania

Spotlight on the Flood Family


Dr. William Flood, his wife Amy and children Claire and Ethan have been a very active within the Arthritis Foundation Central Pennsylvania Office. Claire was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of 16 months.  Click here to read about how Claire fights her arthritis and stays active.



2012 Juvenile Arthritis Conference

Nearly 1,000 people from over 30 states attended the Juvenile Arthritis Conference.  Twenty-seven families and individuals from the Great Lakes Region participated, including several rheumatology fellows, two JA Conference award winners, and 17 families who received a scholarship from the Arthritis Foundation to help cover the cost of attending. Click here to learn more about the JA Conference experience.


More Than Just a Camp

Camp Dakota, Flying Horse Farms, and the Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp are camps held in the Great Lakes Region for children living with arthritis and related diseases.  These camps are designed to provide children living with debilitating diseases the opportunity to forget about their illness and have a fun-filled camp experience with other children just like them.  Click here to learn more and see photos from these camps.   

Your Juvenile Arthritis Research Questions Answered

Research in children is necessary to make new treatments for childhood arthritis available and safe. Click here to learn more from Gloria C. Higgins PhD, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and a member of the Division of Rheumatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Pediatric Rheumatologist Shortages

Do you know how many pediatric rheumatologists are in your state?  The answer might surprise you.  There are ten states with no board certified, practicing pediatric rheumatologist and eight more states with only one. Click here to learn about how the Arthritis Foundation is taking action against these shortages.

Upcoming Events

 Get a Massage and Help the Arthritis Foundation!

Healing Hands for Arthritis- September 19 at Your Local Massage Envy

On September 19, $10 from every one-hour massage and facial session will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Schedule an appointment for September 19 and help 50 million men, women and children with arthritis find lasting relief.

2012 Jingle Bell Run

Jingle Bell Run/Walk® 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. Enter a costume contest, and enter your dog into a costume contest too!

Sign Up for a Jingle Bell Run in Your Area:

12/8/12 Harrisburgh, PA

12/9/12 Lancaster, PA

12/15/12 York, PA

Thank you to the 2012 Arthritis Walk Region Sponsor:

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