Northern California

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.

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Upcoming Events

2019 California JA Teen Retreat

2019 California JA Teen Retreat

The California Teen Retreat provides a safe and secure weekend retreat experience for teens ages 14-17 (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! For questions please contact Grace Scheer at gscheer@arthritis.org or 415-569-3228. Dates to be announced.

2019 Health Expo - Unstoppable - Monterey, CA

2019 Health Expo - Unstoppable - Monterey, CA

10/12/2019

UNSTOPPABLE is a free community wellness event that will inspire 2,000 participants to live more active lives in better health. This is a FREE event. You must submit a registration for each person attending.

2019 Bone Bash - San Francisco, CA

2019 Bone Bash - San Francisco, CA

10/19/2019

Join us for an evening of mystery filled with delicious spirits, exquisite dinner, spirited dancing, a Casino Mystique, and a jaw dropping silent & live auction!

2019 Arthritis Bike Classic - Marin, CA

2019 Arthritis Bike Classic - Marin, CA

11/3/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Bike Classic event is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and Ride to CURE Arthritis.

2019 Jingle Bell Run - San Francisco, CA

2019 Jingle Bell Run - San Francisco, CA

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.

Join the Fight

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

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

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A Digital Tool to Help You Live Your Best

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.