There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 5,953,000 of them live in California. 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.
The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program places outstanding high school and college students in the world renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Since its inception in 1982, this program has provided over 200 aspiring scientists the opportunity to work alongside cutting edge arthritis researchers.Visit http://summerscienceinternship.kintera.org/ for more details and to complete an application.
Join us for educational and networking sessions for parents/caregivers plus exciting programming for children and teens!
The Arthritis Foundation is excited to partner with the Kinetic Arts Center for a circus themed Juvenile Arthritis Family Day! The Kinetic Arts Center provides fitness classes designed for every fitness level, circus and physical theatre training, and most of all – a warm welcoming environment!
Experience firsthand the mystery that for centuries has surrounded the Masquerade Ball. An evening of mystery filled with delicious spirits, exquisite dinner, spirited dancing, a Casino Mystique, and a jaw dropping silent & live auction!
The California Teen Retreat provides a safe and secure weekend retreat experience for teens ages 14-18 (in high school) with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Teens gain a greater understanding of juvenile arthritis, connect with others, increase independence and self-confidence and discover new skills and interests!
Registration will open online soon at www.arthritis.org/jacamps
Join the Fight
The best Advocate is someone who knows what it’s like to fight the everyday battles—someone like you. By sharing your personal story of Yes with legislators and lawmakers, you can become part of the solution.
Better Living Toolkit
This powerful resource will help you better understand your disease and take a positive step toward living a life of Yes. Get information, tips and tools that will help you work with doctor to develop the best treatment plan for your unique needs, so you can continue to enjoy the things that are most important to you.