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 Knowles Lecture - San Francisco, CA

2019 Knowles Lecture - San Francisco, CA

5/8/2019

The Knowles Lecture is a professional education event established with a leadership gift from Harold W. Knowles to the Arthritis Foundation’s Northern California office in 1966. For 50 years, internationally renowned scientific and clinical leaders from universities and medical centers have addressed leading issues in the care and treatment of arthritis and related diseases.

2019 JA Day - San Jose, CA

2019 JA Day - San Jose, CA

5/11/2019

JA Days are a great experience for children with juvenile arthritis (JA), their parents, caregivers and siblings. Join us at the San Jose State University Alpha Omicron Pi chapter for a Saturday BBQ.

2019 Fashion Fights Arthritis - San Francisco, CA

2019 Fashion Fights Arthritis - San Francisco, CA

5/31/2019

Join us for this fun filled day of fashion to support our efforts in the fight against arthritis and help more than 50 million Americans say Yes to a better life.

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Tri-Valley, CA

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Tri-Valley, CA

6/8/2019

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.

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.