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 Learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions about our flagship Walk to Cure Arthritis fundraising events. 

What is the Walk to Cure Arthritis?
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the flagship fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation that features local teams raising funds to fight arthritis. The nationwide event generally takes place during the month of May aligning with National Arthritis Awareness Month.

Why should I participate?
Much more than just a walk, it’s where we join together to see the power of LIVING YES in action. Where we celebrate Arthritis Warriors and connect with others in the community, while raising funds for research, resources and a cure. Whether you’re an Arthritis Warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up for Walk to Cure Arthritis, raise money and celebrate living life to the fullest!

How long is the route?
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is a non-competitive, fully accessible 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course with a one-mile option for those who wish to walk a shorter distance.

How do I sign up for the event?
Participants can register online at www.walktocurearthritis.org or by contacting a local chapter office. Once you register, you will receive all of the necessary tools to get your fundraising efforts started.

How does the event define a team?
A team is a group of participants who have joined together to raise funds and take part in the Walk to Cure Arthritis. Team members can include coworkers, friends, family, neighbors, clients, etc. Anyone you can think of who wants to participate!

Is it difficult to organize a team?
No, team participation is easy! All teams are led by a team captain. Team captains volunteer to serve as the liaison between the Arthritis Foundation and your organization. Team captains receive a "Team Captain Packet" with instructions and materials to ensure success in building a walk team.

How can my company participate?
Companies can participate by organizing a team(s) of co-workers, vendors, family and friends to raise money and walk in the event. Your company can also help sponsor the event! Contact your local Arthritis Foundation staff for corporate sponsorship information.

How can top management get involved with the Walk to Cure Arthritis?
Your CEO or Senior Level Management Staff can help by issuing an "Walk to Cure Arthritis" challenge among employees. Ask them to endorse a memo to all staff requesting their participation and suggest they offer a free company t-shirt to generate excitement and gain publicity.

Is the Walk to Cure Arthritis limited to corporate teams?
No! In fact, we encourage team participation through civic organizations, schools, family and friends. Individuals are also welcome to participate!

Is my corporation/organization required to make a specific contribution?
No. Teams tend to generate a larger contribution by raising funds as individuals. However, matching gifts can double your fundraising dollars!

How are funds raised through team participation?
Each team member is responsible for achieving their own fundraising goal. Don’t be afraid to set a high goal, most participants raise $200 or more! Participants can raise funds online by setting up their very own personal web page and asking friends, family and co-workers to donate.

How is the money collected?
For donations made online, the Arthritis Foundation will receive these funds instantly. All other donations (check or cash) should be turned in to your team captain. Team captains are responsible for turning in their team's funds to the Arthritis Foundation.

How is the money used?
Money raised from the Walk to Cure Arthritis will help fund the mission of the Arthritis Foundation, which is to boldly pursue a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability, while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections.

Events Information

Walk to Cure Arthritis

For more details on the Arthritis Foundation's Walk to Cure Arthritis please contact the Arthritis Foundation toll-free at 404-872-7100 or e-mail [email protected] To find the Walk to Cure Arthritis event being held nearest to you, visit your local Arthritis Foundation office directly.

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  • Donate


    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer


    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

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    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

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    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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More About Volunteering


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

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. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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