Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is one of the most straightforward and helpful websites on the world wide web. Maybe you or a loved one has already been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, lyme disease, fibromyalgia or any one of the other 100 inflammatory ailments that fall under the “arthritis” banner. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the importance of an early diagnosis cannot be overstated when it comes to pain management and protecting your joints.

The Arthritis Foundation offers many events and programs year-round to help those suffering with this disease, as well as their friends and family who are right there suffering with them. The “Time to Walk the Walk” event encourages you to be a team captain or just take a walk to fundraise for the cure, making a difference in the lives of almost 46 million people who live with the daily pain of this condition.

The “Life Improvement Series” program is designed to help sufferers with pain management and functionality. The “Joints In Motion” marathon training program and “The Jingle Bell Run/Walk” are two more events that help raise money and connect people with arthritis, to find greater strength in numbers.

With arthritis as the foremost course of disability in America, no effort is spared by the American Arthritis Foundation to prevent, manage and search for a cure for arthritis and its condition. Arthritis Today is the American Arthritis Foundation magazine to promote the management and prevention of arthritis. It is published once every two months and sends a clear message that arthritis is to be contained and overcome.

You can get the latest news and advocacy information through the Arthritis Foundation website. Read about the latest on the Arthritis Prevention Control and Cure Act that is being passed around Congress or about which representatives are fighting for you.

Read inspirational stories, like how Lynn Sanders, a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation, started her own foundation called “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Network C.A.R.E.S. INC” to educate and help with pain management. Read about highlights from the 10th Annual Advocacy Summit and remain informed with all the latest news!

Osteoarthritis is a form of disability and most will have to forego active participation in their daily lives but they are instances of people getting on with life and one such example is John Elway who was once a Denver Bronco player but became spokesperson for Game Plan for OA, part of the American Arthritis Foundation program. John Elway has demonstrated that sticking to the guidelines provided can help one to manage arthritis in addition to assist them to lead normal lives.

All these and other organizations are mostly volunteer clubs and need our support to survive and stay alive. They depend on donations made by people like you and me, donation in the form of money but also in the form of time we give up to help out on the different projects they undertake. Most of the research that is done these days is made possible because most foundations spend a big part of the donations they get on funding that research.

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