Over the weekend, nearly 1,000 kids, teens, young adults and their families made their way to Houston, Texas, to take part in the first of twoNational Juvenile Arthritis Conferencesin 2017. For the second year in a row, the Arthritis Foundation is hosting two JA Conference locations to serve more kids, families and young adults across the country, while also welcoming “home” our returning veteran families.
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As we prepare for the2017 National Juvenile Arthritis Conferences, here are five things to know from our Conference Chair, Katy Carter, if you’re getting ready to join us this summer!
Calling All JA Warriors!
With the theme of the 2017 JA Conference beingJA Warriors, we want to know how YOU are #StrongerThanJA! We are JA Warriors. Every day, we deal with the challenges of juvenile arthritis. While our situations are unique, we’re in this together. Bold, brave and bright. Battling whatever gets in our way and celebrating our victories.As JA Warriors, we stick together, determined to win the fight against JA.
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我们是JA战士!每天有30多万儿童、青少年、青年及其家庭面临着少年关节炎和相关的风湿病的挑战。虽然每个情况都是不同的，但我们是一起的。全力投入。与阻碍我们的一切斗争庆祝我们大大小小的胜利。我们团结在一起，决心赢得对JA的战斗。我们大胆、勇敢、聪明。And we are proud to announce the 2017 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference theme:JA Warriors!
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Thescholarship applicationprocess for the 2017 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is now open! Interested families and young adults (ages 18-25) are welcome to apply for a scholarship award that will assist in the cost of traveling to or attending this year’s conference in Houston, Texas or Indianapolis, Indiana. Applications must be submitted by February 26, 2017 to be considered, and all applicants will be notified by April 24, 2017.
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The NationalJuvenile Arthritis Conferenceis well known for its ability to bring kids with rheumatic diseases and their families together for a weekend full of hope, inspiration and connections. The one question that gets asked the most is – “but how do we afford to get there?” For many families dealing with a constant stream of medical expenses, it may not be feasible to plan for a weekend conference that, depending on where you may live, might include extensive travel.
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While Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is typically known for historic events such as the birthplace of our nation’s Declaration of Independence and Constitution, it was also the site of the second of two National Juvenile Arthritis Conferences. In historic fashion, the Arthritis Foundation welcomed over 1,000morechildren and their families to the East conference, bringing the total number of attendees in 2016 to over 2,000 – the highest numbers to date!
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