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Live Yes! Connect

Looking to meet other people who understand what daily life with arthritis is really like? Looking for support, encouragement, or just a bit of fun? Live Yes! Connect Groups bring together people with arthritis, friends, loved ones, and caregivers for fun social and informative educational events and activities focused on mutual support and positive coping strategies for living well. 

Through your local Live Yes! Connect Group, you can gain the knowledge and resilience to be an empowered patient — who doesn’t just survive life with arthritis, but also THRIVES.  

Live Yes! INSIGHTS

By giving us 10 minutes, you become part of a force that will change the lives of the more than 54 million people with arthritis. Your voice matters.

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Walk to Cure Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation has taken colossal steps to conquer this crippling disease. Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis gathering in the world.

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Join the Live Yes! Online Community

Exchange ideas, tips, and experiences with others in our online forums. Say what's on your mind, learn something new and join others who understand. Connect digitally when you can’t connect in person.

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Become a Volunteer
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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Find a doctor

Find a doctor in your area

The American College of Rheumatology is the largest professional organization for physicians, scientists, and health professionals devoted to the study and treatment of the rheumatic diseases.

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California Advocacy

California Advocacy

Advocates for The Arthritis Foundation are made up of thousands of people, just like you, who care about making a difference in the lives of people with arthritis. Help break down barriers to care for patients in our state by raising awareness through advocacy.

Local Juvenile Arthritis

A Home for Families

For families living with arthritis and related diseases, the Arthritis Foundation is a refuge. Easily find life-changing resources and meet other families and experts who understand. Best of all, know you’re not alone.

Brady's Story

Brady's Story

After a weekend of yard work, Brady could hardly get out of bed or stand without support. When an eye infection developed days later, his doctor became concerned and took a closer look.

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Lana's Story

Lana's Story

Lana was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 3 years old. Over the years, she’s seen many specialists to help control her JRA. She’s a budding actress and singer with a can-do attitude.

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Rachel's Story

Rachel's Story

Diagnosed at 3 with JA, Rachel is now pursuing a degree in nutrition. She’s an Arthritis Foundation Winterhoff Scholarship recipient and volunteers for the arthritis community.

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Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes

Join the Live Yes! Arthritis Network. Tell us a little about yourself and you will receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

 
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  • Donate

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

  • Volunteer

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

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

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

  • Partner

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

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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.

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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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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.

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