Pain Awareness Month

The experts at the Arthritis Foundation are ready to help. Real People. In Real Pain. Make Real Progress.

Patient Resources

Get expert tips, strategies and support to help you manage your arthritis pain throughout September and beyond. Join our movement to raise awareness about the realities of living with chronic pain.

Pain & Your Brain
Pain & Your Brain

There is a direct link between your brain and your arthritis pain. Learn how scientists are now beginning to understand this connection and how your brain can help curb your pain.

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Pain Webinar
Pain Webinar

Learn about the research behind various pain management strategies and which solutions experts recommend “for” and “against.” Some controversial therapies will also be discussed.

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Tame Your Pain E-book
Tame Your Pain E-book

Discover ways to manage your arthritis pain without a prescription. Solutions range from lifestyle changes to adapting new techniques to trying over-the-counter treatments.

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Facebook Live Event
Facebook Live Event

Get practical tips and strategies to take control of arthritis pain from experts in several fields: physical activity, pain psychology and integrative pain management.

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Pain IQ Quiz
Pain IQ Quiz

You know how pain feels, but how much do you really know about pain and ways to relieve it? Test your knowledge and separate fact from fiction in this interactive quiz.

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Pain Relief Podcasts
Pain Relief Podcasts

Listen to the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcasts and keep an ear out for our special editions in September: Take Control of Back Pain and Building a Personalized Arthritis Pain Plan.

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DIY Fundraising

Give a whole new meaning to your next personal fundraiser, whatever challenge you are passionate about — and make a big difference during Pain Awareness Month.

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Spread the Word

Show the world that arthritis is a serious disease that demands serious solutions. Use these social media materials to spread the word about real people in real pain who need real solutions.

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Your Gift Counts

Your donation to the Arthritis Foundation goes to work right away. Every dollar mobilizes action, enhances lives and advances the quest to conquer arthritis for good.

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Conquering Pain

Finding Solutions for OA Pain

Osteoarthritis patients are tired of trying treatments that don’t work. Read about why we’re working to speed up clinical trials, which will deliver faster results.

OA Clinical Trial Network

Nick's Story

Nick is a living example of how the strains of defending our country led to his arthritis

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Stacy's Story

Her own painful experiences have driven Stacy to advocate for people living with arthritis, like her.

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Live Yes! INSIGHTS

Your Input Makes a Difference

Live Yes! INSIGHTS is an ongoing partnership between the Arthritis Foundation and the arthritis community. “My life collapsed, everything was taken away,” said one respondent. We need to hear from you, too. It takes just 10 minutes to help change the future of arthritis!

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Your Input Makes a Difference
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Thanks to our generous partners for supporting the arthritis community and making the Pain Awareness Month Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis events possible.
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  • Donate

    Donate

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

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer

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

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

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

  • Partner

    Partner

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

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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. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, 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


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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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


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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Partner


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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

Pacesetter

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.

Signature

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.

Supporting

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