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OUR MISSION
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives
through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE
Dear eHEADLINES readers, 

IMPACT. This issue of eHEADLINES is focused on vital research for a cure. The Arthritis Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit supporter of arthritis research, and has funded almost $500 million in research grants to talented research scientists throughout the country. Thanks to your generous donations, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people with arthritis as we move ever closer to a cure. In addition to funding research breakthroughs, our advocacy and patient programs are positively changing lives every day. What drives us to achieve these results? Our belief in a world free of arthritis pain. Do you believe? Please continue to support the fight against arthritis by making a donation today.  

 

Happy holidays to you and your loved ones from the volunteers and staff of the Arthritis Foundation. We wish you good health and happiness in the New Year.    

 

Sincerely,

                                       
Peter Mainstain       

Peter Mainstain

Chair

Board of Directors  

 

Manny Loya

CEO  

MISSION DELIVERED
Research
The Arthritis Foundation leads the way in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis research. Read about flagship research initiatives and their impact. Learn about the local Arthritis Foundation-funded researchers. And see how you can make a difference in our quest for a cure.
   

Advocacy
The 2014 National Advocacy Summit will be held in Washington, DC, on March 24-26. Volunteer advocates and Arthritis Foundation staff will meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to tell Congress about the urgent needs of people with arthritis.
Learn More About the Affordable Care Act
Arthritis Foundation resources are available to help you understand Health Insurance Marketplace coverage options established by the Affordable Care Act.
Programs

 

Juvenile Arthritis Conference  

Dreams came true for families of children with juvenile arthritis at the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference on July 18-21 in Anaheim, Calif.   More than 1,250 participants from 42 states joined 350 expert speakers, children's program staff and volunteers for an educational, fun and life-changing experience.  JA Family at JA Conf Throughout the conference, family members discovered that they were members of a broader JA community who understood the challenges of living with juvenile arthritis.  Next year's JA Conference will be held from July 3-6 in Keystone, Colorado.
 
  
Campers Wall Climb Youth Camps

More than 200 youth with arthritis and related conditions enjoyed this year's summer camps in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. Learn more about Arthritis Foundation youth programs.

 

MOVING FORWARD FOR A CURE
Arthritis Walks
Start Finish Line at Arthritis Walk

More than 10,000 dedicated walkers and their teams honored those with arthritis at Arthritis Walks in Arizona, California and Hawaii.  The annual signature events raised almost $1.7 million for a cure!  After walking the 1- to 3-mile course, participants enjoyed entertainment, a kid's zone and educational resources. Thanks to your support, the Pacific Region was the #1 fundraising region in the country! Get ready for another successful season in 2014.

 

Jingle Bell Run/Walks for Arthritis
JBR logo

Ring in the holidays this December for a great cause! Wear a festive costume and tie bells to your running shoes as you run or walk the 5K course for a cure. Register now.

 

13th Annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour
Presented by Amgen
CCC Rider More than 200 cyclists rode 525 miles down the scenic California coastline from San Francisco to Los Angeles and raised over $1 million for a cure.   Along the way, children with juvenile arthritis educated and inspired the cyclists with their stories.Thank you to riders, sponsors, and volunteers for making this year's Bicycle Tour the Arthritis Foundation's largest single fundraising event in the nation!
 
Sign up for the 2014 California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour, the experience of a lifetime!

GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT ARTHRITIS
2012 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report  
Enjoy the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 annual report, "Facing Arthritis"
Faces of Arthritis
"Faces of Arthritis"

This multimedia campaign is dispelling arthritis misperceptions throughout the country. Learn more.

Arthritis Foundation e-newsletters Delivered Directly to Your Inbox!

The Arthritis Foundation offers six free e-newsletters tailored to your interests - from lifestyle news to research updates! Take a look and sign up today!  

"Kids Get Arthritis Too" Website Debuts This Year


The new "Kids Get Arthritis Too" website is a comprehensive resource and community connection for families of children with juvenile arthritis.
KGAT HomePage

MAKING YOUR LIFE BETTER:
HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE RESOURCES

Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

Foods for Arthritis

Prevent and Manage Arthritis

Start Walking in the New Year!  Free Walking Guide. 

COMING UP

DECEMBER

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALKS 
FOR ARTHRITIS
 

December 1

Orange County

 

December 8 

Los Angeles

 

December 14

San Diego

Sacramento

 

2014

 

 MARCH

March 2

GlitzGlamGive Gala

Phoenix, AZ

 

March 24-26

Advocacy Summit

Washington, D.C.

 

WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS

 

APRIL

April 26

Santa Barbara

ccarthritiswalk.org 

 

MAY

May 3

Phoenix

azarthritiswalk.org

 

May 18

San Luis Obispo

sloarthritiswalk.org

 

May 31

Los Angeles

laarthritiswalk.org

 

JUNE

June 1

Orange County & Inland Empire 

Anaheim

ocarthritiswalk.org

 

Sacramento

sacarthritiswalk.org

 

Honolulu

hiarthritiswalk.org

  

June 7

San Diego

sdarthritiswalk.org

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
CONNECT WITH US
 

   

     
 
CONTACT US
Arthritis Foundation
Pacific Region
800 W. 6th Street
Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (323) 954-5750
Fax: (323) 954-5790
OFFICE LOCATIONS
ARIZONA
  

Phoenix, AZ

Phone (602) 212-9900

Email: info.caz@arthritis.org 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

Central Coast

Santa Barbara, CA

Phone (805) 563-4685

Email: info.sca.sbb@arthritis.org 

 

Coachella Valley

Palm Desert, CA 

Phone: (760) 773-3076

Email: info.sca.cvb@arthritis.org 

 

Greater Los Angeles 

Los Angeles, CA

Phone: (323) 954-5750

Email: info.sca@arthritis.org

 

Orange County

Irvine, CA

Phone: (949) 585-0201

Email: info.sca.ocb@arthritis.org 

 

Greater Sacramento Valley

Sacramento, CA

Phone (916) 368-5599

Email: info.neca@arthritis.org 

 

San Diego

San Diego, CA

Phone: (858) 492-1090

Email: info.sd@arthritis.org 

 

HAWAII

 

Honolulu, HI

Phone: (808) 596-2900

Email: info.sca.hib@arthritis.org 

 

NEVADA

  

Southern Nevada 

Las Vegas, NV

Phone: (702) 367-1626

Email: info.sca.lvb@arthritis.org 

  

Northern Nevada

Sacramento, CA

Phone (916) 368-5599

Email: info.neca@arthritis.org 

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