Welcome to Illinois

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 2,316,000 of them live in Illinois. 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 Live Yes! RA - Chicago, IL

2019 Live Yes! RA - Chicago, IL

9/26/2019

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 Freedom of Movement Gala - Chicago, IL

2019 Freedom of Movement Gala - Chicago, IL

10/5/2019

The Freedom of Movement event acknowledges leaders in the advancement of research and awareness for the management, prevention, and cure of arthritis, the most common cause of disability in the United States. The Black Tie Gala, now in its thirtieth year, is established as a special evening of recognition, attracting business, corporate and medical professionals.

2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

10/13/2019

Join the Arthritis Foundation and fundraise for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! When you run for the Arthritis Foundation, you will join a community committed to finding a cure for Arthritis and help the 50 million people and 300,000 children who suffer from pain every day. Become a part of the journey to find a moment of Yes and join Team Joints in Motion today.

2019 JA Day - Homer Glen, IL

2019 JA Day - Homer Glen, IL

10/19/2019

JA Days are a great experience for children with juvenile arthritis (JA), their parents, caregivers and siblings.