Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the US, affecting more than 50 million Americans including an estimated 300,000 children. Arthritis costs the US economy more than $128 billion dollars a year in healthcare costs. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
The Arthritis Foundation is a Champion of Yes, leading the fight for the arthritis community. We are in a unique place of authority and action, with the purpose of finding a cure, but also fighting for everyday victories.
We Exist to Conquer Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community.
Plan for Yes
We chart the course for the arthritis community, helping families develop personalized plans for saying Yes — day after day.
The Arthritis Foundation leads the way in:
- Access and Advocacy
- Scientific Discovery
- Help and Support
- Juvenile Arthritis
- Community Connections
There are a lot of great reasons to support and get involved with the Arthritis Foundation. Today, the Foundation is ready for new opportunities – and a new and better way of helping people with arthritis and their loved ones live life to its fullest … and find their Yes moments.
The Arthritis Foundation has a rich history. And we’re committed to building an even brighter future for families who live every day with arthritis and chronic pain.
RESPONSIBLE STEWARD OF DONATIONS
Every year, the Arthritis Foundation exceeds the nonprofit health sector financial standard: We expend at least 75 percent of donor contributions toward mission priorities. (78 percent in Fiscal Year 2013)
OUTREACH: AT LEAST 16 MILLION PEOPLE
Throughout the year, the Arthritis Foundation reaches approximately 11 million consumers online:
An estimated 4.2 million people read each issue of our award-winning Arthritis Today, according to an independent magazine auditor.
In total, the Arthritis Foundation touches the lives of more than 16 million constituents.
WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED US
The Arthritis Foundation is the most trusted source of information about arthritis and chronic joint pain.
Since we began seven decades ago, the Arthritis Foundation has been the largest nonprofit contributor to arthritis-related research – spending almost half a billion dollars so far in scientific investigation, thanks to donor dollars
STEPPING UP, SPEAKING OUT
About 70,000 advocates have stepped up to the plate and joined the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy network.
Local Champions of Yes.
Locally the Arthritis Foundation provides funds to send local children with juvenile arthritis to tuition-free summer camps, provides medical care to arthritis patients without access to care and provides local wellness programs including Tai Chi classes.
For more information visit www.arthritis.org
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. Our goal is to chart a
winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a
full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish
Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.