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

March 28, 2017 - PA Capitol Day, Keystone Building (Harrisburg, PA)

Capitol Day offers and opportunity for Arthritis Foundation advocates to assemble at the state capitol and, as constituents, education legislators and their staff on key priority issues related to access to care and medication. It is an opportunity to share personal stories about how the issues affect their daily lives and those they care about. Registration available online.

Registration Information

April 8, 2017 - JA Family Day, Greater Plymouth Community Center (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

JA Family Day is a fun and informative event where families living with JA and rheumatic diseases have a chance to not only meet, but will also hear from the JA experts while kids and teens take part in fun activities throughout the morning. Registration is free. Contact Lauren Ruffalo for reservations and details at lruffalo@arthritis.org

Registration Information

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Walk to Cure Arthritis is our annual community fundraising 5k walk. The funds raised from the event support our nonprofit mission and research aimed at finding a cure for arthritis. 

May 20, 2017 - Franklin Square Park (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia Registration

June 3, 2017 - SouthSide Works (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Registration 

June 11, 2017 - JA Family Day, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (Halifax, PA)

JA Family Day is a fun and informative event where families living with JA and rheumatic diseases have a chance to not only meet, but will also hear from the JA experts while kids and teens take part in fun activities throughout the morning. 

Registration opening soon. Call 717-884-7523 for more information.

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 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.

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 9, 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