Houston Kicks Off the 2019 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference Today!
Over 800 kids, teens, young adults and their families from across the country are landing in Houston, Texas, for the first of two NationalJuvenile Arthritis (JA) Conferencesthe Arthritis Foundation is hosting this year. This week’s conference will kick off our 35th annual gathering of JA families duringJA Awareness Month, and offers a variety of events and informational program tracks focused on education, connecting with others and fun.Continue readingHouston Kicks Off the 2019 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference Today!
IN A WORLD… where everyday kids become WARRIORS and battle arthritis as the JA League!
All kids and young adults with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are heroes —members of ourJA League. Every day, these Warriors battle the challenges that try to hold them back. But in the end, WE WIN! Don’t miss the latest, greatest blockbuster, starring YOU — connecting with other JA superstars.Continue readingComing Soon to a City Near You: The 35th Annual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference
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!
In 2018, the Arthritis Foundation launched its Live Yes! Connect pilot program for parents of children living with juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic disease. In addition to providing emotional and social support, the program offers educational resources and seminars to help parents improve the quality of life for their children. Jessica Ward, whose 11-year-old daughter Mercy was diagnosed with JA at age 4, is the sole parent facilitator for the JA parent group in Columbus, Ohio. We chatted with her to hear her insights about the parent group, including benefits, future plans and the best ways to get involved.Continue reading生活是的!Connect for JA Parents: Q&A with Jessica Ward, JA Parent Facilitator
Nearly 900 superheroes – kids, teens, young adults and their families – from across the country, have been seen banding together in Washington DC!
DC serves as the second location of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature National Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference. The JA Conference is a unique opportunity for families, kids, teens and young adults affected by JA and other rheumatic diseases to connect with others and spend the weekend networking, learning, sharing tips and forming friendships.
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Leaping tall buildings may not be what we actually do but overcoming the daily challenges ofjuvenile arthritistakes a SUPER kid. By learning how to overcome obstacles and connecting with others, families use their super powers to fight arthritis.
Continue readingCalling All Superheroes! 2018 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference Registration is Now Open!
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.
Continue readingIndianapolis Closes Out the 33rd Annual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference
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.
Continue readingThe 2017 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference Indianapolis Gets the Green Light Today!
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).
Continue readingSalute JA Warriors During Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
What makes you stronger than arthritis? We asked this question to the kids, siblings, parents and caregivers that attended this year’s NationalJuvenile Arthritis Conference今年夏天。We know thatanyvictory is worth celebrating, whether it is being able to tie your shoes in the morning or walking the Walk to Cure Arthritis course. Sometimes it’s not a physical feat that is accomplished, but being able to attend school more or finding a new passion for music and art.
Continue readingJA Conference Teens Shares Stories of Being Stronger Than Arthritis