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Houston Connect Group

Houston, Texas
136 Members

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

Virtual Event
  • Thursday August 11th 2022
    7:00 PM
  • through
  • Thursday August 11th 2022
    08:30 PM
Live Yes! Houston, TX – Learn How to Make Healthy Meals

Facilitator Abby with the Red River Valley Live Yes! Connect Group has graciously opened her meeting for other connect groups to join. We will have a dietitian talk about how to make healthy meals at home. You will be able to ask questions. She will have a presentation with slides. Please attend the virtual meeting and let your friends know as well. Friends, Family, and Care Partners are always welcome to join meetings. We respect privacy and confidentiality and do not record our online meetings. Registration is required, please click yes you are attending. A Zoom account is not needed to participate via video or phone. Being on video is not required.

5 people attending Attend
Houston Sports Park 12131 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Houston, TX

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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Virtual Event
  • Thursday August 11th 2022 7:00 PM
  • through
  • Thursday August 11th 2022 08:30 PM
Live Yes! Houston, TX – Learn How to Make Healthy Meals

Facilitator Abby with the Red River Valley Live Yes! Connect Group has graciously opened her meeting for other connect groups to join. We will have a dietitian talk about how to make healthy meals at home. You will be able to ask questions. She will have a presentation with slides. Please attend the virtual meeting and let your friends know as well. Friends, Family, and Care Partners are always welcome to join meetings. We respect privacy and confidentiality and do not record our online meetings. Registration is required, please click yes you are attending. A Zoom account is not needed to participate via video or phone. Being on video is not required.

5 people attending Attend
Houston Sports Park 12131 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Houston, TX

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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Anh N
Anh N
February 21, 2022 - 11:16 PM

Hello Houston Connect Group! You may have seen the 2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Houston listed in upcoming events -- I encourage you to register your Walk team today! This year's theme is 'Rock the Walk' to honor those who are the 'rock' for arthritis warriors...their caregivers. We're also excited to be able to rock the walk in-person for the first time in two years! 

Because the organization as a whole is greatly looking forward to this year's WTCA, a National Kickoff is being hosted on February 22nd. Join us as we Kickoff the 2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis events across the country. This high-energy event begins our official Walk season with Honoree Warrior speakers, empowering stories, an exciting atmosphere, and a powerful mission call to action to help the Arthritis Foundation conquer arthritis. We are ready to ROCK the WALK in 2022! RSVP here

The Houston Kickoff is being held on March 10th at Barkley's Midtown and you're all invited. Join us to connect with other AF supporters, Walk participants, and our Walk Honorees. RSVP by March 5th. 

If you have any questions about Walk or the Kickoff, feel free to reach out to me here or via email: [email protected] (I'm the Houston Leadership Board Chairperson).

Anna K
Anna K
March 26, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Hi everyone! I wanted to reach out and see how you are doing. You can respond here on the connect group or my text/cell: 713.855.9744 and email: [email protected]

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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.

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- 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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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