Welcome to Iowa

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 572,000 of them live in Iowa. 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 Walk With Ease - Des Moines, IA

2019 Walk With Ease - Des Moines, IA

9/30/2019 to 12/31/2019

The Arthritis Foundation's Walk with Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Comprehensive studies demonstrate that Walk With Ease reduces pain, increases balance and strength, and improves your overall health. There are several classes through Community Health Partners at your local YMCA: Tuesday/Thursday offered at Indianola YMCA, the Waukee Family YMCA & Walnut Creek YMCA, Monday/Friday offered at South Suburban YMCA and Tuesday/Friday offered at Wellmark YMCA. Please click the Walk With Ease icon to be directed to more detailed information.

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Des Moines, IA

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Des Moines, IA

12/7/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD.

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Quad Cities, IA

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Quad Cities, IA

12/14/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD.

2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Cedar Rapids, IA

2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Cedar Rapids, IA

5/16/2020

Whether you do it for yourself, a loved one or just because you care, Walk to Cure Arthritis is the place to be. Together, we join forces to battle arthritis, fighting for a future that’s pain-free while blazing new trails to a lifetime of Yes.