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 Jingle Bell Run - Pacific Grove

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Pacific Grove

12/14/2019

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.

2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Silicon Valley

2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Silicon Valley

5/2/2020

Whether you do it for yourself, a loved one or just because you care, Walk to Cure Arthritis is the place to be. Together, we join forces to battle arthritis, fighting for a future that’s pain-free while blazing new trails to a lifetime of Yes.

2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis - San Francisco, CA

2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis - San Francisco, CA

5/9/2020

Whether you do it for yourself, a loved one or just because you care, Walk to Cure Arthritis is the place to be. Together, we join forces to battle arthritis, fighting for a future that’s pain-free while blazing new trails to a lifetime of Yes.

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.