Programs and Events for Rheumatology Patients

Programs and Events for Rheumatology Patients

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

July 16-21, 2017, Camp JRA (Millvale, PA)

Camp JRA is a week-long residential camp designed to provide quality care, fun activities and opportunities for personal growth, independent functioning and development of leadership skills for children and teens with arthritis and other rheumatic disease.

Contact Lauren Ruffalo, or visit the JAC Camp's website for more information and registration links.

September 17, 2017 - JA Family Day, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (Pittsburgh, PA)

JA Family Day is a great experience for the child with JA, their parents or caregivers, and siblings. It's a place to exchange ideas, give and receive encouragement, make new friends, and know you're not alone. Registration is now open to take part in this exciting event! If you have any questions or are interested in attending this event as a volunteer (15 or older), please contact Jessica Szramowski at or 412-250-3340.

September 29, 2017 - Arthritis Expo, Cumberland Woods (McCandless, PA)

Arthritis Expo provides a free opportunity for arthritis patients, caregivers, and the general public to access the latest education for diagnosing, treating, and managing arthritis diseases. For more information contact Jessica at

Bone Bash

The annual Bone Bash is a Halloween-themed event that raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation. This costumed affair typically includes spooky decorations, costume contests, a silent auction and/or live auction, and frightfully fun entertainment, including music, games and much more!

October 13, 2017 - Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, PA)

 More information about Pittsburgh's Bone Bash

October 20, 2017 - The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Contact Lauren Ruffalo for more information

Jingle Bell Run

The Jingle Bell Run is one of the nation's most incredible themed events. This fundraising event is a fun and festive 5k race that benefits arthritis research.

December 2, 2017 - The Navy Yard (Philadelphia, PA)

Registration Information for Philadelphia

December 2, 2017 - Art Rooney Ave (Pittsburgh, PA)

Registration Information for Pittsburgh

December 9, 2017 - PinnacleHealth West Shore Campus (Harrisburg, PA)

Registration information for Harrisburg

December 10, 2017 - Conestoga Valley, HS (Lancaster, PA)

Registration information for Lancaster