Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  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.  Whether it’s 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!

Learn more at: www.arthritis.org/chapters/eastern-pennsylvania/

Jessica - Accepting Arthritis

Jessica – Accepting Arthritis

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
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Jae – Life with Lupus

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
Philadelphia Arthritis Walk Youth Honoree

Philadelphia Arthritis Walk Youth Honoree

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
Camp JRA Video Preview

Camp JRA Video Preview

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     via The Arthritis Foundation
Doctor / Patient Communications

Doctor / Patient Communications

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
Maria's Sonnata: Advocating for Arthritis

Maria’s Sonnata: Advocating for Arthritis

Advocating for others can truly make a difference when facing a chronic illness like juvenile arthritis. Hear one of these advocate’s stories! via The Arthritis Foundation
Volunteers Give Back!

Volunteers Give Back!

Meet some of the many faces that dedicate their time and talents to the Arthritis Foundation, and why they give back. via The Arthritis Foundation
Kramlich Family Story

Kramlich Family Story

A profile of the Kramlich family, who have two children affected by a form of juvenile arthritis. Witness the challenges and triumphs they face as a family! via The Arthritis Foundation
Jessica – On Tackling Arthritis in College

Jessica – On Tackling Arthritis in College

Jessica, a young adult affected by arthritis, shares her perspectives on overcoming arthritis and having success in college. via The Arthritis Foundation