Fundraising Events

Event Types: 

Walk to Cure Arthritis – The Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis.  

Jingle Bell Run – This national wintertime event is the original festive race for charity! 

Gala or other Special Event Committee – These vary by Market location.   

Do It Yourself Fundraising – Fundraise your way! Whether it’s biking across the country, selling lemonade or hosting a game night, you can start your own fundraiser and champion the fight to conquer arthritis in your community - anywhere, anytime.

Community Event volunteer roles include: 

Event Chair – Serve as an event leader by recruiting and managing the event committee. Work in partnership with other dedicated committee members and a staff partner to create a plan of action to ensure the success of your event. 

Sponsorship Chair/Committee – Work with the Event Chair and committee to develop a list of sponsor prospects and make requests. Ask the previous year’s sponsors to resecure their commitment. Work with the Event Chair to customize the sponsorship packet for your event.  

Marketing & PR Chair/Committee – Ensure the event receives maximum visibility in the community through social media and enhance advertising and recruiting efforts.  

Warrior Engagement Chair – Lead the Warrior Engagement Committee. Create and implement engagement strategies with arthritis warriors and their supporters. Through engaging outreach and activities, including interactive day-of-event activities, help people with arthritis and their families connect with others, find resources and enjoy the event experience. 

Event Experience Chair – Create a memorable experience for arthritis warriors and all participants. Facilitate connections with other volunteers, create a moving experience and ensure that every warrior is stronger for attending the event. Event Experience goes beyond the event itself; it ensures the experience is positive from kickoff to completion.  

Team Recruitment & Development Committee – Work with the Event Chair to develop a team recruitment and retention action plan. Secure new teams from the action plan and educate them on the best practices of fundraising. Be the point of contact for team captains, coach them to success and ensure they have a positive, memorable experience.  

Fundraising Champion - Create awareness, inspire others, share your fundraising tips and tricks, and network with other Foundation supporters and warriors from across the country.  Past fundraising experience or active participation recommended.  

Join the fight and, together, let’s conquer arthritis. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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  • Donate


    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer


    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner


    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

Become a Volunteer

More About Volunteering


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.