Year after year, theArthritis Foundation’s National Juvenile Arthritis Conferencehas brought kids with rheumatic diseases and their families together for a weekend full of education, inspiration and connecting with others on a similar journey.Continue readingDeadline Fast Approaching for JA Conference Travel Awards!
Today, approximately 1,000 superheroes – kids, teens, young adults and their families – from across the country, have answered the call and have made their way to Bellevue, Washington.
Bellevue – a city located across Lake Washington from Seattle – is the first location of the Arthritis Foundation’s signatureNational Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference. The JA Conference is a unique opportunity to connect families, kids, teens and young adults affected by JA and other rheumatic diseases who spend the weekend networking, learning, sharing tips and forming connections that can last a lifetime.
Over the weekend, Indianapolis, Indiana played host to the second location of the two2017 National Juvenile Arthritis Conferences. The Arthritis Foundation welcomed almost 1,000 kids, teens, young adults and their families to an exciting and spirited weekend of education, networking and fun.
For the second year in a row, the Arthritis Foundation hosted two JA Conference locations to serve more kids, families and young adults affected by JA and related childhood rheumatic diseases across the country, while also welcoming back returning veteran families. More than 60 percent of Indianapolis attendees were able to experience the JA Conference for the first time and came from 39 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Today, almost 1,000 kids, teens, young adults and their families from across the country are joining together in the Hoosier state for the second of two nationalJuvenile Arthritis (JA) Conferencesthe Arthritis Foundation is hosting this year. The JA Conference is a unique opportunity to connect families, kids, teens and young adults affected by JA and related childhood rheumatic diseases who spend the weekend networking, learning, sharing tips and forming bonds that can last a lifetime.
July may be best known for watching fireworks, eating ice cream and splashing in the pool. But it’s also the month when we recognize that one out of every 250 kids in the United States lives with some form of juvenile arthritis (JA).
As the iconic voice and host of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Matt Iseman cheers on athletes every day as they weave their way through different obstacle courses and challenges. Last night at the Opening Dinner of the2016 National Juvenile Arthritis ConferenceWest in Phoenix, Arizona, Matt sent a touching video message to our JA Warriors full of hope and well wishes.
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Today, families from around the nation are gathering in Phoenix, AZ, for our JA Conference WEST – the first of two nationalJuvenile Arthritis (JA) Conferenceswe are hosting this year. These two conferences give families, kids, teens and young adults affected by JA and other rheumatic diseases an opportunity to share time connecting, learning, sharing tips and forming bonds that can last a lifetime.
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Every day we are constantly in awe of the children, siblings, parents, families and caregivers we meet, who face and overcome the everyday challenges of living with arthritis. It’s never one thing in particular, and individually or collectively, we can celebrate these victories.
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