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Below is a list of events and programs for children diagnosed with rheumatic diseases and their families. Check back for updates.

2014 Juvenile Arthritis Family Day

June 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Join the Arthritis Foundation for Juvenile Arthritis Family Day. Parents will hear testimonials from teens and young adults as well as an awareness presentation from a pediatric rheumatologist. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Kids with JA and their siblings can enjoy the fun "Create-A-Tee" workshop, where they will create their own custom T-shirt with screen printing. To register, contact Allison Brenckle at abrenckle@arthritis.org or 412-250-3343.

Walk to Cure Arthritis

We formed a team for Walk to Cure Arthritis to help the more than 50 million people who live with arthritis and the families who support them.

Join our team to help fund arthritis research, education, and community programs, and to get us closer to a cure for the millions who suffer from this debilitating disease, including 300,000 children.

Camp JRA

Camp JRA (Juveniles Reaching Achievement) takes place the third week in July every year at Camp Victory in Millville, Pa. Camp JRA is the Arthritis Foundation's weeklong residential camp program for children between the ages of 8 and 18 with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Applications usually come out every January. For more information about Camp JRA, to view slideshows of previous years, or to check whether the applications are out, please visit the camp page.

Flying Horse Farms Camp

This camp will host rheumatology and GI patients ages 8 to 15 every summer. Flying Horse Farms also hosts a sibling camp and family weekends. Get more information about Flying Horse Farms Camp.

Arthritis Foundation Family Days

The Great Lakes Region of the Arthritis Foundation hosts an annual Family Day event.  This event includes education for parents and fun, supervised activities for children of all ages. The events are open to all rheumatology families, including siblings. To get on the Arthritis Foundation mailing list and receive information about upcoming events, fill out this form and mail it in to the address on the bottom of the sheet. You can also call the Arthritis Foundation at 412-566-1645.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence awards one or more sholarships each year to college students with systemic lupus erythematosus. Get details and information about applying. 

Last Update
April 24, 2015
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Last Update
April 24, 2015