What is Art for Arthritis?
Art for Arthritis pairs 15 local children affected by juvenile arthritis with area artists to spend a summer together creating unique pieces of art. The art is auctioned off at the Art for Arthritis art auction to raise money for nationwide arthritis research and advocacy, as well as local programs and services.
Most people don’t think about children having arthritis but more than 3,000 children in the state of Kansas have some form of this painful disease. Art for Arthritis is a one-of-a-kind experience uniting local artists and children impacted by juvenile arthritis. Together, they turn a potentially challenging and painful situation into beautiful and inspiring pieces of art. Attendees can look forward to an evening of drinks, heavy appetizers, a silent auction and an exciting live auction featuring the artwork the children and artists have created together. This year, more than 250 influential corporate executives, community leaders and art enthusiasts will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Art for Arthritis in Wichita.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is THE national health organization whose mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and other related diseases. Across the United States, the Arthritis Foundation supports arthritis related research and offers programs and services for those with arthritis and related diseases.
The Foundation has funded more than $450 million in research and medical grants since 1948, including $12 million in 2013. In Kansas City, the Arthritis Foundation hosts low- and no-cost educational seminars, exercise classes and other programs for adults and children with arthritis. It funds scholarship opportunities, educational literature, activities for youth, and others.
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