The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.Â Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.Â Whether itâs advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter is located in the historic Bourse building on Olde City Philadelphia. We host a range of programs and events across our community!
Philadelphia Jessica Ross talks about accepting her diagnosis of juvenile arthritis, adapting her life to meet its challenges and maintaining a positive attitude through college and beyond.
To find out ways you can get involved, go to:
http://www.arthritis.org/chapters/eastern-pennsylvania/via The Arthritis Foundation
Growing up with Lupus was hard, but throughout her journey young adult Jae Ross learned many lessons about perseverance and positive attitude. Hear her story and why she’s a top-notch Arthritis Foundation volunteer.
To learn more about getting involved, go...via The Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Walk youth honoree Dan and his family talk about why juvenile arthritis is important to them, traveling to Washington DC to advocate and their involvement in the Arthritis Walk.
The Arthritis Walk is held every May in FDR Park in South Philadelphia.
To find the latest Arthritis Walk...via The Arthritis Foundation
Kids with juvenile arthritis from Philadelphia and beyond take part in Camp JRA every summer. Camp JRA is a week-long residential camp program for children with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
Find out more: www.snipurl.com/campjra
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Perspective on ideal doctor and patient communications from Dr. Marty Bergman, a rheumatologist, and his patients.
For more information, go to: www.arthritis.org
This video was produced by the Arthritis Foundation. Editing by Daniel Krall.via The Arthritis Foundation