Welcome to California

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 5,953,000 of them live in California. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Sacramento, CA
2018 Arthritis Bike Classic - Marin, CA

2018 Arthritis Bike Classic - Marin, CA

6/16/2018

The Arthritis Bike Classic – Marin is a spectacular, fully-supported one-day cycling adventure. Marin County is well known for its natural beauty, incredible organic foods, and breath-taking views of San Francisco and the California coast. Participants can choose from 4 scenic routes 23, 41, 61 and 102 miles.

2018 National JA Conference - Seattle (Bellevue)

2018 National JA Conference - Seattle (Bellevue)

6/28/2018 to 7/1/2018

The annual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. For more than 30 years, we’ve brought together thousands of families – more than 25,000 people – kids, teens, young adults, siblings, parents, caretakers and health care professionals and experts across the country.

This four-day educational conference focuses on health, wellness and fun for families and children affected by JA and related childhood rheumatic diseases. There are educational sessions for parents and caregivers, child and teen-specific programming and activities – even siblings have their own session. The whole family is invited

2018 JA Day - Santa Ynez

2018 JA Day - Santa Ynez

7/17/2018

Have you ever wondered what it is like to see the world from another angle? Join us at the Santa Ynez Airport, where we will learn about the discovery of flight! Learn what it is like to be a pilot, view airplanes up close and even sit in the planes for a photo opt! Parents will have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Parsa, our local Pediatric Rheumatologist.

2018 Taste of the Town - Santa Barbara, CA

2018 Taste of the Town - Santa Barbara, CA

9/9/2018

Enjoy an afternoon at Santa Barbara’s original tasting event featuring the area’s finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers.

Walk to Cure Arthritis

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. Come join us at our events across California in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento and San Diego!

Faces of Arthritis

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can rob people of living life to its fullest.