Conference of Champions

Opening Plenary Session - Sept. 13, 2019
In the opening session of the 2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions, participants learned how using the power of many can give them the strength and confidence to help themselves, and in turn, help others through growing the Live Yes! Arthritis Network.

Click here to download a copy of the Opening Plenary Session Presentation.

 
Find Your Yes!
Evening of Honors- Sept. 13, 2019
Hosted by Pete Scalia, WBNS10TV’s morning news anchor in Columbus, Ohio, the Evening of Honors ceremony was the highlight of the weekend, honoring our most dedicated volunteers, toasting achievements and building on tradition.
Pete Scalia Introduction
2019 Harding Award Presentation
At the Arthritis Foundation’s 2019 Evening of Honors, we presented the Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service to Kevin Purcell. See the announcement and acceptance remarks from Kevin, who is joined on stage by his family members.
Congrats Paige!
Pamela Massey Patient Partner Award
Harding Award reveal video
Hot Topics Plenary Session- Sept 14, 2019
Joining us for a conversation about important issues affecting people with arthritis were Meryl Arnett, co-owner of Sacred Chill {West} and Jason Reiss, PT, DPT, OCS. Discussion included information on the mind-body connection and how you can improve your physical health and emotional and social health through physical activity and mindfulness.

Click here to download the Hot Topics in Arthritis Presentation.

 
Closing Plenary Session - Sept 14, 2019
To close the 2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions, Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Ann M. Palmer shared how the Live Yes! Arthritis Network is changing the future of arthritis and how each of us can be a part of this movement to improve the lives of the 54 million people suffering from some form of the disease.

Click here to download Closing Plenary Session Presentation

ARTHRITIS WARRIOR TRACK BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Click here to download the Adaptive Exercise Presentation
Click here to download the Arthritis Foundation Resources Presentation
Click here to download the Learning to Love Yourself with a Changing Body Presentation
Click here to download the Making the Most of Your Healthcare Team Presentation
Click here to download the Managing the Psychological Impact of Arthritis Presentation
Click here to download the Navigating Health Information on the Wild Wild Web Presentation

FACILITATOR AND SME TRACK BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Click here to download the Informative Group Sessions - Nutrition & Diet Presentation
Click here to download the 12 best foods for arthritis Document
Click here to download the 8 foods that can cause inflammation Document
Click here to download the Clean Eating Document
Click here to download the Misleading Food Labels Document
Click here to download the Building Lesson Plans for Physical Therapy & Exercise Presentation
Click here to download the PT & Exercise Handout
Click here to download the Mindfulness Presentation
Click here to download the Mindfulness Handout
Click here to download the Providing Tools for Patients to Create a Care Plan Presentation
Click here to download the Communication with healthcare professionals Document
Click here to download the Electronic Resources Document
Click here to download the Group Dynamics Presentation
Click here to download the Helping Other Manage Psychological Impact Presentation
Click here to download the Helping Patients Tackle Insurance Issues Presentation
Click here to download the Self-Care for Volunteers Presentation

MARKET LEADERSHIP TRACK BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Click here to download the Digging Deeper Breakout Session
Click here to download the Lesson Plan Topics 2019 Document
Click here to download the Live Yes! Insights Welcome Survey Document
Click here to download the PRO Market Dashboard A Document
Click here to download the PRO Market Dashboard B Document





 

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By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 


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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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