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Atlanta - Northwest Connect Group

Atlanta - Northwest, Georgia
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Live Yes! Connect Groups offer local connections, education and empowerment. Adults living with arthritis from our local community come together for professional- and volunteer-led sessions on a variety of topics, as well as fun group activities.   

We offer a place of understanding and encouragement for both people living with arthritis and their loved ones. Group participants become self-advocates, develop self-management skills and learn how to not just survive life with arthritis but to thrive. 

Upcoming Events

Virtual Event
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021
    5:00 AM
  • through
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021
    06:00 AM
2021 West Region JA Updates

Join us for a virtual JA Initiatives Update to learn about our 2021 Juvenile Arthritis programs and resources. We will discuss our programs this summer, as we continue to get through the COVID pandemic. You will get a sneak peek at some of the programming being planned for our summer camp and JA Conference. We will also provide updates on our research collaboration with CARRA and answer your questions.

Virtual Event
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021
    5:00 AM
  • through
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021
    06:00 AM
2021 Central Region JA Updates

Join us for a virtual JA Initiatives Update to learn about our 2021 Juvenile Arthritis programs and resources. We will discuss our programs this summer, as we continue to get through the COVID pandemic. You will get a sneak peek at some of the programming being planned for our summer camp and JA Conference. We will also provide updates on our research collaboration with CARRA and answer your questions.

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Arthritis Foundation Event
Virtual Event
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021 5:00 AM
  • through
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021 06:00 AM
2021 West Region JA Updates

Join us for a virtual JA Initiatives Update to learn about our 2021 Juvenile Arthritis programs and resources. We will discuss our programs this summer, as we continue to get through the COVID pandemic. You will get a sneak peek at some of the programming being planned for our summer camp and JA Conference. We will also provide updates on our research collaboration with CARRA and answer your questions.

Virtual Event
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021 5:00 AM
  • through
  • Tuesday April 27th 2021 06:00 AM
2021 Central Region JA Updates

Join us for a virtual JA Initiatives Update to learn about our 2021 Juvenile Arthritis programs and resources. We will discuss our programs this summer, as we continue to get through the COVID pandemic. You will get a sneak peek at some of the programming being planned for our summer camp and JA Conference. We will also provide updates on our research collaboration with CARRA and answer your questions.

Virtual Event
  • Wednesday April 28th 2021 6:30 PM
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  • Wednesday April 28th 2021 07:30 PM
What's An Estate Plan and Why Do I Need One?

AF volunteer and estate planning attorney Lauren Wolven will give a 40 minute presentation on the essentials of an estate plan 

Virtual Event
  • Thursday April 29th 2021 8:00 AM
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  • Thursday April 29th 2021 09:00 AM
2021 East Region JA Updates

Join us for a virtual JA Initiatives Update to learn about our 2021 Juvenile Arthritis programs and resources. We will discuss our programs this summer, as we continue to get through the COVID pandemic. You will get a sneak peek at some of the programming being planned for our summer camp and JA Conference. We will also provide updates on our research collaboration with CARRA and answer your questions.

Virtual Event
  • Saturday May 15th 2021 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday May 15th 2021 12:00 AM
2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Georgia

The arthritis community needs your support now more than ever. Now is the time to join the movement at the arthritis community's premier event - your event- the Walk to Cure Arthritis. More than 54 Americans - including 300,000 children - live with the debilitating pain and daily challenges of arthritis. This year encourage everyone you know to give 54 dollars, tell 54 people about arthritis and move 54 steps, minutes or miles - and share it all on social media.

Virtual Event
  • Tuesday June 22nd 2021 10:00 AM
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  • Tuesday June 22nd 2021 04:30 AM
Osteoarthritis Drug Development: Assessment of Long-term Benefit

Join the us for the Osteoarthritis (OA) Drug Development Workshop on June 22nd at 10AM (ET). The FDA and the Arthritis Foundation have partnered to host a public meeting for stakeholders to discuss the current approach to assessment of OA therapies, biomarkers in OA drug development, and assessment of disease progression and long-term benefit.Our agenda is organized by FDA staff, Arthritis Foundation staff and representatives, as well as colleagues from stakeholder organizations (NIH, OARSI, OMERACT).

Virtual Event
  • Friday July 16th 2021 12:00 PM
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  • Friday July 16th 2021 02:00 AM
2021 OACS Forum Series - OA Joint Pain

Join the Arthritis Foundation for the July 2021 Osteoarthritis Clinical Studies (OACS) Forum Series session on July 16th at 12:00 PM (ET) to participate in a discussion from thought-leaders in OA clinical research. “OA Joint Pain” will be led by Dr. Lisa Carlesso of McMaster University and a group of international scientific experts from scientific diverse disciplines. The panelists include Dr. Alessio Bricca, (University of Southern Denmark), Dr. Melanie Holden (Keele University), Dr. Francis Keefe (Duke University), and Dr. Jos Runhaar (EramusMC, Netherlands).

Virtual Event
  • Wednesday November 3rd 2021 12:00 PM
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  • Wednesday November 3rd 2021 02:00 AM
2021 OACS Forum Series - Cell Therapies in OA - Round II

Join the Arthritis Foundation for the November 2021 Osteoarthritis Clinical Studies (OACS) Forum Series session on November 3rd at 12:00 PM (ET) to participate in a discussion from thought-leaders in OA clinical research.  “Cell Therapies in OA – Round II” will be led by Dr. George Muschler, MD of Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Scott Rodeo, MD of the Hospital for Special Surgery.  Dr. Muschler and Dr. Rodeo continue last year’s discussion on the potential, pitfalls, and perils in this rapidly changing field with a fresh panel of experts, including Dr. Chris Jo, MD (Seoul National Univ, KOR), Scott Bruder, MD/PhD (Bruder Consulting), Nicolas Piuzzi, MD (Cleveland Clinic), and Iain Murray, MD (Stanford Univ. & Univ. of Edinburgh, GBR) 

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Stefani L
Stefani L
November 2, 2020 - 1:43 PM

I am looking for resources in the area.  Can anyone recommend a doctor knowledgable with osteoarthritis and bursitus?

Andy B
Andy B
July 4, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Hello Everyone and happy 4th of July, I just got diagnosed with RA and am very scared and confused as to what the next steps should be. My biggest concern right now is insurance and receiving adequate treatment. I have an indemnity insurance which is great when you are healthy, but it stops short of paying for costly shots and medication. Can anyone in the community give some advice? Maybe you are in the same boat and I’d like to know if you‘be found a solution. Thank you very much for your help.

Stacy C
Stacy C
June 24, 2020 - 7:28 PM

Hello, everyone!! Please join us tomorrow night at 7:30 EST for a "get to know me" meeting and how we can all help grow our participation in the Arthritis Foundation. Thanks!!

Carrie M
Carrie M
March 23, 2020 - 4:36 PM

Good Afternoon Warriors! I am really excited to have this connect group to connect with each of YOU! Candice and Stacy are working hard to get the meeting Thursday Night to a virtual meeting instead of being in-person so we can still CONNECT with each one of you. Please reach out to Stacy by email [email protected] to let her know the best way to update you on this meeting. Let her know how you would like us to communicate with you email, text or call. Quote of the day... "We may practice social distancing, but that doesn't mean we are distant" If you see this post can you give me a HELLO so I know the discussion thread is reaching everyone? Thank You!

Candice C
Candice C
March 21, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Hi Everyone! Would you all be interested in doing a "virtual" connect group this week? Please let me know! I just sent out a message as well. More info to come :) - Candice

Candice C
Candice C
March 21, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Hi Everyone! Would you all be interested in doing a "virtual" connect group this week? Please let me know! I just sent out a message as well. More info to come :) - Candice

Candice C
Candice C
November 11, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Hi all! If you or someone you know is an expectant mother, or plans to be in the near future or just interested and living with RA or another form of arthritis or autoimmune condition then you need to be the Tea party this Sunday the 14th at the home office. There will be a panel discussion on family planning with arthritis. Medical experts and others living with the disease will be answering questions and talking about topics all related to this. If you are interested then you can rsvp at arthritis.org/familyplanningatlanta

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    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

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    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

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Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

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Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

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Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

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Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.
 

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.


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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.