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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 Experts in Arthritis - Aurora, IL

2019 Experts in Arthritis - Aurora, IL

5/21/2019

Experts in Arthritis (EIA) is a free public education seminar for people with arthritis and people who care about them. Presenter: Elizabeth Barber, PhD. Program is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. To register contact Brad Pitstick at bpitstick@mercyhousing.org or 630-896-1613.

2019 JA Day - Wheaton, IL

2019 JA Day - Wheaton, IL

6/22/2019

Arthritis Foundation Juvenile Arthritis Day provides a safe and secure experience for families of children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Families and kids gain a greater understanding of juvenile arthritis, connect with others, increase independence and self-confidence and discover new skills and interests.

2019 JA Day - Bloomington, IL

2019 JA Day - Bloomington, IL

6/29/2019

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

2019 Camp JAM - Ingleside, IL

2019 Camp JAM - Ingleside, IL

8/4/2019 to 8/8/2019

Camp JAM is a 5-day, 4-night experience for boys and girls aged 8-17 living with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. The camping experience includes a campfire, archery, arts and crafts, theme nights, swimming, sports and other activities in an environment that takes into account the campers strengths and not the limitations of the camper’s disease. For questions please contact Theresa Woods at twoods@arthritis.org or 312-883-6106.