April 25, 2018

The AF Junior Ambassador program gives teens the life-changing opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of living with JA by sharing their stories. Junior Ambassadors receive advocacy training, connect with other teens, meet policy makers and learn leadership skills. Learn more about the program and how to apply here>>
Most JA Camp attendees return year after year and for good reason. For many, camp is the only time they get to be with others who understand them and feel “normal.” For three campers, the week-long experience has given them the tools they need to thrive, a sense of purpose and new friendships. Read their stories here >> 
Now, more than ever, the Arthritis Foundation needs your help to find a cure and that doesn’t just mean participating in clinical trials. Thanks to a two-year Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Award, we’ve created a series of educational videos to help you understand the ways you can help with research. Find a link to the videos and learn about volunteer opportunities here>>
When your child has arthritis pain, you’ll look for any solution to make it stop, including trying a trendy diet. But do popular diets really work? From Paleo to Gluten-Free, learn which diets to try and which ones to ditch. Learn more>>  

Young Adult Spotlight

At age 11, arthritis advocate, Arthritis Foundation ambassador and health blogger Anna Legassie was told arthritis would put her in a wheelchair. Now 34, Anna isn’t just walking, but running past those expectations. Read her inspiring story here >>