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 25, 2019 – Western PA Rheumatology and Orthopedic Society Spring Meeting (WPROS) 

LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15211

Meeting twice per year, the Western Pennsylvania Rheumatology & Orthopedic Society (WPROS) meetings invite regional rheumatologists, orthopedists, physical therapists and their staff to engage in an educational seminar where a notable speaker(s) will discuss prevalent issues within their fields.

June 1, 2019 – Walk to Cure Arthritis

Pittsburgh Southside Works, S Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Walk to Cure Arthritis is our annual community fundraising 5K walk event. The funds raised from the 5K support our nonprofit mission and research aimed at finding a cure for arthritis, America’s leading cause of disability.

Visit the Walk to Cure Arthritis website.

August 4, 2019 – JA Family Fun Day 

Carnegie Science Center

These programs are a great experience for the child with JA, their parents or caregivers and siblings. The greatest benefit of these programs is getting to meet others who are dealing with similar issues, who share some of the same feelings, experiences and concerns. It’s a place to exchange ideas, give and receive encouragement, make new friends and know you’re not alone.

August 14–19, 2019 – Camp JRA

Camp Victory, Millville, PA

Camp Juveniles Reaching Achievement (JRA) is designed to provide quality care, fun activities and opportunities for personal growth, independent functioning and development of leadership skills for children and arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Date TBD – Arthritis Expo

UPMC Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101

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.

October 18, 2019 – Bone Bash Gala

Location TBD

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!

Visit the Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash website.

Date TBD – Western PA Rheumatology and Orthopedic Society Fall Meeting (WPROS)

Location TBD

Meeting twice per year, the Western Pennsylvania Rheumatology & Orthopedic Society (WPROS) meetings invites regional rheumatologists, orthopedists, physical therapists and their staff to engage in an educational seminar where a notable speaker(s) will discuss prevalent issues within their fields.

Date TBD – Jingle Bell Run

Location TBD

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.

 

Visit the Arthritis Foundation website for information on additional programs.