Welcome to Metropolitan Washington

There are more than 52 million Americans with Arthritis - 104,000 of them live in Washington D.C. 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 Live Yes! RA - Metro DC

2019 Live Yes! RA - Metro DC

4/9/2019

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience. But there’s a lot you can do to take control of your situation – and we’re here to help you. This free event is an opportunity unlike any other you’ve had – you’ll receive expert guidance from a local rheumatologist and learn to set and track your own health goals, communicate more effectively with your doctor and other tips and tricks on how to live better with your RA. You will leave armed with the tools, education and support to start saying Yes more than No!

2019 Rheumatology Family Connections Event - Glen Echo, MD

2019 Rheumatology Family Connections Event - Glen Echo, MD

4/28/2019

The Arthritis Foundation is excited to team up with Children’s National Health System for this great experience for children with juvenile arthritis (JA) and other rheumatic diseases, their parents, caregivers and siblings. The greatest benefit of these programs is getting to meet and network with other families who are affected by these conditions and share some of the same feelings, experiences and concerns. It's a place to exchange ideas, give and receive encouragement, make new friends and know you're not alone.
The event will be held at Glen Echo Park where you will enjoy a day of education, networking and fun. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Prince George

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Prince George's County

5/4/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Frederick, MD

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Frederick, MD

5/18/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Metro, DC

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Metro, DC

5/19/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.