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

2018 JA Day - Santa Cruz, CA

2018 JA Day - Santa Cruz, CA

10/21/2018

JA kiddos and siblings will be able to pick and paint their own pumpkin. Wear your costumes and win a prize from the costume contest! The whole family can enjoy the animals on this gorgeous dairy farm and get to know the JA community.

2018 Evening in Disguise Bone Bash - San Francisco, CA

2018 Evening in Disguise Bone Bash - San Francisco, CA

10/27/2018

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!

2018 Arthritis Support Network - November - San Jose, CA

2018 Arthritis Support Network - November - San Jose, CA

11/10/2018

Our Arthritis Support Network provides help & support to adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Join our network for Connection, Education and Empowerment. RSVP is required.

2018 California JA Teen Retreat

2018 California JA Teen Retreat

11/16/2018 to 11/18/2018

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

2018 Jingle Bell Run - Petaluma, CA

2018 Jingle Bell Run - Petaluma, CA

12/1/2018

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.

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.