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

2019 Summer Science Internship

2019 Summer Science Internship

2/23/2019

Applications for the 2019 Summer Science Internship at UCSF and Stanford are now open. The goal of Summer Science is to provide students with hands on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, in either basic laboratory or clinical research. This program is open to high school and undergraduate students (Stanford only) who are 17 years of age as of June 1, 2019. For more details and instructions click the link above.

2019 JA Day Rockin

2019 JA Day Rockin' Jump-Sacramento, CA

3/9/2019

JA Family Fun Days are fun-filled family events focused on health and wellness for children and families affected by juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Join us for educational and networking sessions for parents/caregivers plus additional fun programming for children and teens! We can't wait for your family to join us!

2019 JA Day The Discovery Museum-Reno, NV

2019 JA Day The Discovery Museum-Reno, NV

3/16/2019

JA Family Fun Days are fun-filled family events focused on health and wellness for children and families affected by juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Join us for educational and networking sessions for parents/caregivers plus additional fun programming for children and teens! We can't wait for your family to join us!

2019 JA Day San Diego, CA

2019 JA Day San Diego, CA

3/24/2019

JA Family Fun Days are fun-filled family events focused on health and wellness for children and families affected by juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Join us for educational and networking sessions for parents/caregivers plus additional fun programming for children and teens! We can't wait for your family to join us!

2019 JA Camp Spring Family Weekend Painted Turtle - Lake Hghes, CA

3/29/2019 to 3/31/2019

Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Your family will have the opportunity to meet, share strategies and form friendships with other families and have access to a variety of health professionals who will be available to answer questions and talk more about living with arthritis. Camp is a family camp open to kids with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases—ages 6 to 17 years—and their immediate family members, including parents and siblings.

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.