Pediatric Rheumatology Advocacy

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is a proud partner with the Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability while championing the fight against arthritis with resources, science, advocacy and community connections. The needs of families living with juvenile arthritis (JA) are unique and urgent. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 children have JA or other rheumatic conditions. For almost seven decades, the Arthritis Foundation has upheld an unwavering promise to assist these children and their caregivers, ensuring easy access to life-changing resources, community and care.

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Juvenile Arthritis Camps

The Arthritis Foundation’s JA camp programs give kids with arthritis and related childhood rheumatic diseases the chance to make lasting memories. Our programs provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens. Campers gain a greater understanding of their own diagnosis and treatment, develop peer-to-peer support, increase independence and self-confidence, discover new skills and interests, and develop the skills they need to be leaders, advocates and champions in their everyday lives. For many young people, attending an Arthritis Foundation camp with other kids who have JA can change their lives.

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