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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, 

 

You probably know someone who has the most prevalent form of arthritis--osteoarthritis (OA). More than 27 million Americans suffer from this painful and debilitating condition. What is most surprising is that OA, typically viewed as a condition affecting only the elderly, touches younger people as well. Research studies currently funded by the Arthritis Foundation and others indicate that sports-related ligament tears and other traumatic injuries may develop into OA within 10-15 years. Says Los Angeles Dodgers legend, Ron Cey, "Arthritis targets everyone - including athletes." The need to find a cure for OA is greater than ever.  Learn more about osteoarthritis - its causes, treatments, and the many resources offered by the Arthritis Foundation to manage OA pain and increase mobility. Won't you help us put an end to the pain and disability of osteoarthritis? Support the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region - a proud Charity Navigator 4-star charity - and make a difference today!

 

Sincerely,

                                       
Peter Mainstain       

Peter Mainstain

Chair

Board of Directors  

 

Manny Loya

CEO  

MISSION DELIVERED
Research
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Please join us in congratulating the 2014 Arthritis Foundation research grant recipients. These talented scientists are developing better treatments today while paving the way to a cure for tomorrow. Meet one of our accomplished researchers, Dr. Ru Liu Bryan
Read more about the accomplishments and current activities of Arthritis Foundation-funded researchers.
   
Advocacy
Thousands of advocates from the Pacific Region made their voices heard on behalf of those with arthritis at the national and state level.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Advocacy Summit
Advocacy Summit Mantle Thirty representatives from Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada met with legislators in Washington D.C. on March 25 and 26. See what they requested.
ARIZONA: Arizona Advocacy Summit
Representative Heather Carter (R-District 15), Chairperson of the
House Health Committee, recently introduced the Arthritis Foundation's Arizona Advocacy Council to fellow legislators at the State Capitol.   The Advocacy Council aims to advance policies that positively impact the lives of 1.1 million adults and 6,000 children with arthritis.
CALIFORNIA: CAFC Advocacy Summit
Forty advocates from California gathered in Sacramento on April 22 and 23 for the California Arthritis Foundation Council's Advocacy Summit. Advocates learned about California policies that affect the more than 5 million California adults and 38,000 children living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and then met with legislators in the State Capitol. For more information about the Arthritis Foundation's advocacy initiatives, please contact Krystin Herr, Director of Advocacy, at kherr@arthritis.org.
Youth Programs
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Every year, hundreds of children and teens with juvenile arthritis or related diseases eagerly wait for summer to enjoy a life-changing experience at Arthritis Foundation-sponsored camps. Seventeen-year-old Kendra Laguilles is a seven-year Camp Esperanza veteran.   Kendra clearly recalls her first experience at camp. "I met kids who knew exactly what I was going through. I never felt out of place or alone there." Last year, Kendra participated in the Camp Esperanza Teen Leadership session. She smiles, "Teen Leadership camp helps us transition into adulthood without taking out ALL of the fun." Kendra plans to become a camp counselor one day "to give back to the camp and help other kids see the brighter side of life."   

 

Learn about youth camps and other activities for families of children with juvenile arthritis. Read JA HEADLINES.

 

 

LET'S MOVE TOGETHER FOR A CURE!

Walk On for a Cure at This Year's Walk to Cure  Arthritis 

 

WTCA with Footsteps It's time to start walking! Join the Walk to Cure Arthritis in your community. Funds raised support Arthritis Foundation programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people today while finding a cure for tomorrow. Join thousands of supporters who will walk one or three miles in honor of a family member, friend or the millions of children and adults living with arthritis. Then enjoy the festivities, including entertainment, tasty food, a Kids' Zone and free health information. Form a team and register today! 

 

Gear up for the Ride of a Lifetime Along the California Coast
Time and Emily Vaughan

Join cyclists of all experience levels for a breathtaking 520-mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the 14th annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour presented by Amgen®. The 8-day, fully-supported tour will take place from September 13-20. Visit www.californiacoastclassic.org for information on a ride of a lifetime!



OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Retirees Appreciate Charitable Gift Annuities
 
Retiree If you are retired or planning to retire soon, explore charitable gift annuities as a way to support the Arthritis Foundation while locking in stable annuity payments for the rest of your life. Please contact Matthew Duggan (1.877.577.0087 or mduggan@arthritis.org) for more information. (Not available in all states)  
Volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation

Help change the lives of those with arthritis by donating your precious time, talent and resources to advance our cause. Contact your local Arthritis Foundation office to explore how you might deepen your relationship with the Foundation through volunteering. Please know that we deeply appreciate your continued support as we TOGETHER make strides towards a cure.
MAKING YOUR LIFE BETTER:
HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE RESOURCES
New Drug Guide + My MedTracker
Online Tools and Apps
Stay Active: Exercise Videos
Ergonomic Workplace Tips
Gardening Made Easier
Ease of Use Products

 

Calendar of Events

MAY

ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

 

May 3

Arizona Walk to Cure Arthritis

Phoenix

azarthritiswalk.org 

 

May 18

Central Coast Walk to Cure Arthritis

San Luis Obispo

sloarthritiswalk.org 

 

May 31

Greater Los Angeles Walk to Cure Arthritis

Los Angeles

laarthritiswalk.org 

 

JUNE

June 1

Hawaii Walk to Cure Arthritis 

Honolulu

hiarthritiswalk.org 

 

Orange County/Inland Empire

Walk To Cure Arthritis 

Anaheim

ocarthritiswalk.org  

 

Sacramento Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis  

Sacramento

sacarthritiswalk.org 

 

June 7

 San Diego Walk to Cure Arthritis

sdarthritiswalk.org 

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

Summer Youth/Teen Leadership Camps

 

AUGUST

ADVOCACY MONTH

 

SEPTEMBER

 September 7 

Taste of the Town

Santa Barbara

tasteofthetownsantabarbara.org 

 

California Coast Classic  

Bike Tour

September 13-20

CaliforniaCoastClassic.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.az@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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Charity Navigator 4 Star

Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, awarded the Arthritis Foundation - Pacific Region a 4-star rating, which is the highest rating a nonprofit organization can receive for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

  

As a coveted 4-star organization, the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region belongs to the top quarter of all charities in America. Its rating indicates that it is a well-governed, fiscally responsible organization worthy of the public's trust.

 


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