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 Summer Science Internship

2019 Summer Science Internship

2/23/2019

Applications for the 2019 Summer Science Internship at UCSF and Stanford are now open. The goal of Summer Science is to provide students with hands on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, in either basic laboratory or clinical research. This program is open to high school and undergraduate students (Stanford only) who are 17 years of age as of June 1, 2019. For more details and instructions click the link above.

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 Walk to Cure Arthritis - San Francisco, CA

2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis - San Francisco, CA

6/15/2019

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.

2019 Camp Milagros - Livermore, CA

2019 Camp Milagros - Livermore, CA

7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

Camp Milagros gives kids ages 8-13, with arthritis and related conditions, the chance to make lasting memories. For many campers, it’s the first time they’ve met other kids who live with the same challenges and limitations. Camp features traditional summer camping activities such as campfire, arts and crafts, swimming, ropes course and more. The camaraderie enjoyed at camp results in lasting friendships. The camp experience helps kids develop independence and build self-confidence. For questions please contact Grace Scheer at gscheer@arthritis.org or 415-569-3228.

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.