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Connecticut - JA Parent Connect Group

Hartford, Connecticut
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Live Yes! Connect Groups for JA Parents provide local connections, education and empowerment for parents and caregivers with children living with rheumatic disease. JA Parents come together for professional and volunteer-led sessions on a variety of topics and group activities as it relates to raising a child with arthritis.

Participants gain skills to advocate for their child, help their child develop self-management skills and discover strategies for daily living. These groups are part of an expanding range of Arthritis Foundation resources that provides personalized help & support to parents who have a child/teen with a childhood rheumatic disease.
 

Upcoming Events

Ridgewood Country Club 119 Franklin Street Ext Danbury, Connecticut Get Directions
  • Monday August 1st 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Monday August 1st 2022
    12:00 AM
Slater Park 401 Newport Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island Get Directions
  • Sunday August 7th 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Sunday August 7th 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Edd Pedro's Wiffleball Tournament

18th Annual Edd Pedro's Fight for a Cure of Juvenile Arthritis Sunday, August 7 (rain date August 14) check in at 8:30am. FREE tournament t-shirt, lunch and a $5 raffle ticket for all Players!

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Ridgewood Country Club 119 Franklin Street Ext Danbury, Connecticut Get Directions
  • Monday August 1st 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Monday August 1st 2022 12:00 AM
Slater Park 401 Newport Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island Get Directions
  • Sunday August 7th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday August 7th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Edd Pedro's Wiffleball Tournament

18th Annual Edd Pedro's Fight for a Cure of Juvenile Arthritis Sunday, August 7 (rain date August 14) check in at 8:30am. FREE tournament t-shirt, lunch and a $5 raffle ticket for all Players!

Intercontinental Hotel Boston 510 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Massachusetts Get Directions
  • Friday September 23rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Friday September 23rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Commitment to a Cure - Boston, MA

Please join us at the 26th annual Boston Commitment to a Cure Gala on Friday, September 23 at the Intercontinental Hotel Boston. We will be celebrating the tremendous work and legacy of Drs. Lisa Fitzgerald of Beth Israel Medical Deaconess Center and Richard Iorio, of Birgham and Women's Hospital. Also spotlighting the efforts of Brian Doherty and the Building Trades Unions on osteoarthritis and its overwhelming impact on their membership and community

TPC River Highlands 1 Golf Club Road Cromwell, Connecticut Get Directions
  • Friday September 30th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Friday September 30th 2022 12:00 AM
Graduate PRovidence 11 Dorrance Street Providence, Rhode Island Get Directions
  • Saturday October 15th 2022 6:00 PM
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  • Saturday October 15th 2022 10:00 PM
2022 Commitment to a Cure - Rhode Island

Join us at the Commitment to a Cure Gala on October 15, 2022. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please visit our event website.

Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase St Purchase, New York Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Westchester, NY

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

Hofstra University 1000 Hempstead Turnpike Hempstead, New York Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Long Island

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

Bay State Brewing Company 112 Harding St Worcester, Massachusetts Get Directions
  • Sunday December 11th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 11th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Central MA

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

New Haven County, Connecticut Get Directions
  • Sunday December 25th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 25th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Connecticut

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

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Lauren A
Lauren A
February 13, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Hi all! Thank you for joining this Connect Group and sharing your story. If you could email me, [email protected] or share your contact info on the message board, it would be helpful. This specific group is for JA (Juvenile Arthritis) Parents BUT we are starting an Adult Group too! I want to be able to easily connect with all and get this information and communicate to you in the best way. Thank you for turning to the AF and wanting to connect in CT - we are here to help!

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