Welcome to Florida

There are more than 52 million Americans with Arthritis - 4,022,000 of them live in Florida. 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.

Upcoming Events

2019 JA Camp Boggy Creek Summer Camp Session 2-Eustis, FL

2019 JA Camp Boggy Creek Summer Camp Session 2-Eustis, FL

7/8/2019 to 7/19/2019

The Arthritis Foundation partners with Camp Boggy Creek to offer children with arthritis the opportunity to make those a lifetime of memories through camp. The specialty, residential juvenile arthritis summer camps focus on what campers can do, not what they can’t do. Campers are able to learn from others who have similar conditions and experiences. The program is designed to increase campers’ self-esteem by creating opportunities for them to meet personal challenges. Open to kids with JA or other childhood rheumatic diseases who are ages 7-17. If you have questions, please contact Mariel Armitage at marmitage@arthritis.org, or call 407.415.1630.

2019 JA Day - Tampa, FL

2019 JA Day - Tampa, FL

7/27/2019

Join the Arthritis Foundation for a fun afternoon of networking, kid’s activities and to learn more about schooling options, working with your school, accommodations, and individualized educational planning, including IEP’s and 504 plans. This complimentary event is for children living with arthritis or rheumatic disease, their siblings, parents or guardians. Come meet other JA families, learn more about the new Live Yes! Arthritis Network and enjoy a time of meaningful connection & fun!

2019 JA Night - Orlando, FL

2019 JA Night - Orlando, FL

8/23/2019

The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to invite JA families to a enjoy a fun social at Dave & Buster’s. This complimentary event is for children living with arthritis or rheumatic disease, their siblings, parents or guardians. Come meet other families, learn more about the new Live Yes! Arthritis Network and enjoy a time of meaningful networking, games, food & fun!

2019 Live Yes! RA-Tampa, FL

2019 Live Yes! RA-Tampa, FL

9/25/2019

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 - Tampa Bay

2019 JA Day - Tampa Bay

9/28/2019

Join the Arthritis Foundation and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for a fun morning of networking, kid’s activities, JA education and an interactive Q&A session with a panel of subject matter experts from the pediatric rheumatology department. This complimentary event is for children living with arthritis or rheumatic disease, their siblings, parents or guardians. Come meet other JA families, learn more about the new Live Yes! Arthritis Network and enjoy a time of meaningful connection & fun!

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