Welcome to Michigan

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 2,378,000 of them live in Michigan. 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

2017 Camp Dakota - Lapeer, MI

2017 Camp Dakota - Lapeer, MI

7/30/2017 to 8/4/2017

For many young people, a week at camp with other kids who have JA can change their life. The Arthritis Foundation’s JA camps give kids with arthritis and related conditions the chance to make lasting memories. For many campers, it’s the first time they’ve met other kids who live with the same challenges and limitations. Follow the Camp Dakota event link to learn about upcoming Camp Dakota dates, and how to register.

2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Downriver
2017 Strike Out Arthritis - Detroit, MI

2017 Strike Out Arthritis - Detroit, MI


Join AOII at the Detroit Tigers game on September 22, 2017, as they play the Minnesota Twins. Our annual Strike Out Arthritis game is a great opportunity to get involved in our philanthropic cause & watch your favorite team play some ball. The profit from each ticket sold goes towards fighting arthritis through grants to the Arthritis Foundation. Bring your friends, family & encourage your community to come out. Our goal is to continue the growth of these events & the contributions made to the Foundation!

Register for Walk to Cure Arthritis today!

Come join us at our annual 5K walk and help support research to find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.

May 6th - Walk to Cure Arthritis Grand Rapids
May 13th - Walk to Cure Arthritis Detroit

Thank you to Genentech for supporting Camp Dakota. We are very grateful!!