Telling the Arthritis Foundation's Story

You have 20 seconds to make the case for why the Arthritis Foundation. What do you say? From convincing a prospect that he/she should volunteer to explaining why a local company should be a sponsor, there is an easy three-part equation setting up your "pitch."

Remove Barriors to Improve Access

Challenge:

A shortage of pediatric rheumatologists in the U.S. – 11 states have none, and seven states have only one.

Solution:

A bill making pediatric rheumatologists eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) – provides scholarship and loan repayment in exchange for service in underserved areas.

Ask:

 [To Congress] Cosponsor H.R.1859 and S.2782 to increase access to these physicians. 

Peer & Community Connections

Challenge

Arthritis is isolating and sometimes family members and friends don’t understand the pain and limitations associated with the disease. 

Solution

Connecting with others who face the same challenges instills hope and empowerment. The Live Yes! Connect Groups offer adult, peer-led networking and support groups providing connection and education for those looking to meet others who share their interests and face similar challenges. 

Ask

[To constituents] If you would like to start or co-lead a Live Yes! Connect Group in your area, please complete the Connect Facilitator Application Form to get started.

Offering Personaized Guidance

Challenge

A diagnosis of a childhood rheumatic disease can make parents feel powerless.

Solution

The Foundation’s JA Power Pack is a toolkit with information and for newly-diagnosed children and their parents. The pack includes materials for parents and a bear or wrap that provides hot or cold treatment to soothe achy joints. 

Ask

[To doctors] “Prescribe” the JA Power Pack to their patients.

Funding the Mission & Attracting Supporters

Challenge

Even though arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the U.S., there is a lack of understanding of the disease and awareness of its effects.

Solution

For more than 30 years, the Jingle Bell Run has engaged communities to raise awareness and funds to find better treatments and a cure. 

Ask

[To the community] Visit JBR.org to sign up and fundraise today.

Taking it a Step Further

Supporters like you have helped the Arthritis Foundation take on the biggest challenges facing people impacted by arthritis, creating a movement to galvanize the arthritis community and change the future of arthritis. Learn about our impact in 2019 and help amplify our message to recruit new volunteers and donors.

Volunteers Opportunities

Join Us and Become a Champion of Yes.

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. Tell us more about the types of volunteer opportunities that interest you.

Become a Volunteer
I Want to Contribute
I Need Help
  • Donate

    Donate

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

  • Volunteer

    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

    Partner

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

Donate


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. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, 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


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.


More About Volunteering

Live Yes! INSIGHTS


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.

Get Started

Partner


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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

Pacesetter

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.

Signature

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.

Supporting

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