Abbvie, maker of Humira (a biologic agent for rheumatoid arthritis), is a Proud Partner of the Arthritis Foundation. In addition, the injection device for Humira has received the Foundation's Ease-of-Use commendation. Abbvie is also the National Sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk.
As a Proud Partner, Abbvie also supports the following components of the Arthritis Foundation mission.
The Arthritis Foundation has invested more than 380 million on research to support more than 2,200 scientists, physicians and health professionals involved in cutting-edge arthritis research. During the current research year we have awarded 179 grants, including 69 new and 110 continuing grants to researchers in over 100 academic institutions.
As a Proud Partner, AbbVie's support of the Arthritis Foundation includes participation and involvement in the following national activities:
Community-Based Programs and Services
Proud Partner support allows the Arthritis Foundation to provide programs and services to people in communities across the nation. With Arthritis Foundation programs, you can strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and boost your mood and self-confidence. Taught by nationally certified instructors, the Arthritis Foundation’s Life Improvement Series empowers people with arthritis through aquatic, exercise and self-help programs that are proven to increase mobility, reduce pain and stiffness, and physician visits.
The Arthritis Foundation has a nationwide network of thousands of grassroots advocates committed to influencing positive changes in their lives, their communities and in their elected governments by making their personal stories and opinions known.