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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.
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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.Register or Donate Today
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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.Join the discussion
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Local Juvenile Arthritis
With her beautiful red curls and bright smile, 11-year-old Carleigh exudes a sunny personality and has never let arthritis get the best of her. She's spent nine years raising funds for a cure.Read About Carleigh
“While it was a huge relief – I finally knew what was wrong with me and I could get treatment – the news that I had a chronic disease felt like a life sentence.”Read about Cindy
Through all the pain, swelling and treatments, Shelby remains positive and doesn’t let her juvenile arthritis diagnosis stop her. Shelby loves to advocate for her invisible illness and service dogs.Read about Shelby
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