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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

2019 Walk With Ease - Hastings, MI

2019 Walk With Ease - Hastings, MI

9/8/2019 to 10/18/2019

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is a exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease.

Class meets M/W/F 10:00-11:30. Call 269-948-4856 for more info or to register.

2019 Live Yes! RA - Detroit, MI

2019 Live Yes! RA - Detroit, MI


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 Bone Bash - Grand Rapids, MI
2019 Champion of Yes Tribute Dinner - Dearborn, MI
2019 Jingle Bell Run - Detroit, MI

Jingle Bell Run Detroit

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There's still time to donate to the Jingle Bell Run Detroit!

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

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