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 - Maryland

2019 Live Yes! RA - Maryland

7/25/2019

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 JA Meet and Greet - Metro DC

2019 JA Meet and Greet - Metro DC

8/4/2019

JA Days are a great experience for children with juvenile arthritis (JA), their parents, caregivers and siblings. The greatest benefit of these programs is getting to meet and network with other families who are affected by JA 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.

There is no cost to attend this event for the JA child and chaperone.

2019 Commitment to a Cure - Metro DC

2019 Commitment to a Cure - Metro DC

10/3/2019

Join us for the Arthritis Foundation's Metro DC inaugural Commitment to a Cure Gala as we come together to have fun while making a difference for the over-1.1 million people in the DMV affected by arthritis!

2019 Commitment to a Cure - Baltimore, MD

2019 Commitment to a Cure - Baltimore, MD

10/17/2019

We invite you to join us at the Baltimore Commitment to a Cure Gala for an evening of celebration, live entertainment and an exciting silent auction. We will be honoring Dr. John Meyerhoff and Mike Ortman, who both have made a lasting impact in the local arthritis community through their professional and personal work. In Maryland, we proudly serve more than one million adults and over 5,000 children who are affected by arthritis through programs, patient education, and community support. The funds raised this evening will support the mission of the Arthritis Foundation as we continue to fight for a cure.

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Solomon

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Solomon's Island

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. Together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure – and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!