Friday, September 14, 2018
61 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Registration, Appetizers and Program
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
What is Art for Arthritis?
Art for Arthritis pairs local children affected by juvenile arthritis with area artists to spend a summer together creating unique masterpieces. 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 Kansas City and in the state of Kansas have some form of this painful disease.
Art for Arthritis is unlike any other fundraiser in Kansas City. It is designed to empower and inspire children who are afflicted with juvenile arthritis. To achieve this mission, eight children with arthritis are paired with area artists to create masterpieces that are sold in a live auction at the main event. The art is auctioned off to raise money for nationwide arthritis research and advocacy, as well as local programs and services. In addition, Art for Arthritis features a few extra live auction packages including trips, VIP experiences, sporting events, and more.
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.
The 2018 event will be the 15th anniversary of Art for Arthritis.
About the Arthritis Foundation - Kansas City:
In Kansas City, the Arthritis Foundation hosts free educational seminars for adults and families, juvenile arthritis fun days, a camp for children with arthritis and other programs for adults and children with arthritis.
The Kansas City office of the Arthritis Foundation serves the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.
Advocacy | Help and Support | Juvenile Arthritis | Scientific Discovery
The Arthritis Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization