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 California Coast Classic Bike Tour

2019 California Coast Classic Bike Tour

9/21/2019 to 9/28/2019

The California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour is a scenic bike ride offering a fabulous 8-day, 530 mile tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The tour is a full-service ride which provides the framework for one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. Offering something for both the beginner and the experienced rider, each cyclist will enjoy one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world as they meander alongside famous wineries, majestic lighthouses and quiet beaches.

2019 JA Day - Norco, CA

2019 JA Day - Norco, CA

10/13/2019

This get-together is hosted by the Arthritis Foundation for children with arthritis and rheumatic disease, their siblings, parents and guardians; particularly appropriate for newly diagnosed families. In a relaxed family atmosphere, you will be able to talk to other parents, introduce your children to new friends and learn about the Arthritis Foundation resources.

2019 Live Yes! RA 1-Santa Barbara,CA

2019 Live Yes! RA 1-Santa Barbara,CA

10/17/2019

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience. But there’s a lot you can do to take control of your situation – and we’re here to help you. This free event is an opportunity unlike any other you’ve had – you’ll receive expert guidance from a local rheumatologist and learn to set and track your own health goals, communicate more effectively with your doctor and other tips and tricks on how to live better with your RA. You will leave armed with the tools, education and support to start saying Yes more than No!

2019 JA Day CPK - Sacramento, CA

2019 JA Day CPK - Sacramento, CA

10/19/2019

JA Days are a great experience for children with juvenile arthritis (JA), their parents, caregivers and siblings. The greatest benefit of these programs is getting to meet and network with other families who are affected by JA and share some of the same feelings, experiences and concerns. It's a place to exchange ideas, give and receive encouragement, make new friends and know you're not alone.

2019 Live Yes! RA-San Diego, CA

2019 Live Yes! RA-San Diego, CA

10/19/2019

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience. But there’s a lot you can do to take control of your situation – and we’re here to help you. This free event is an opportunity unlike any other you’ve had – you’ll receive expert guidance from a local rheumatologist and learn to set and track your own health goals, communicate more effectively with your doctor and other tips and tricks on how to live better with your RA. You will leave armed with the tools, education and support to start saying Yes more than No!

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.