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Kansas City - JA Parent Connect Group

Kansas City, Missouri
18 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

Loews Kansas City Hotel 1515 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, Missouri Get Directions
  • Friday July 15th 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Friday July 15th 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Art for Arthritis - Kansas City, MO

Art for Arthritis is unlike any other fundraiser in Kansas City. It is designed to empower and inspire children who are afflicted with juvenile arthritis. To achieve this mission, children with arthritis are paired with area artists to create masterpieces that are sold in a live auction at the main event. In addition, Art for Arthritis features marquee live auction packages including trips, VIP experiences, sporting events, and more. Attendees can look forward to an evening of dinner, drinks, a silent auction and an exciting live auction featuring the artwork the children and artists have created together.

Canyon Farms Golf Club 17501 W 87th St Pkwy Lenexa, Kansas Get Directions
  • Monday October 3rd 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Monday October 3rd 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Arthritis Foundation Golf Classic - Lenexa, KS

There are few courses in the country like Canyon Farms, a par 71 private club where bucolic lakes and winding streams meander throughout the property. The Arthritis Foundation Golf Classic is the perfect chance to experience the course, with 100 percent of proceeds directly benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. The tournament will be conducted safely and socially distanced, with assigned tee times, private carts available upon request, and pre- and post-golf activities taking place completely outdoors. Lunch and drinks will be provided, as well as chances to win great prizes.

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Arthritis Foundation Event
Loews Kansas City Hotel 1515 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, Missouri Get Directions
  • Friday July 15th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Friday July 15th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Art for Arthritis - Kansas City, MO

Art for Arthritis is unlike any other fundraiser in Kansas City. It is designed to empower and inspire children who are afflicted with juvenile arthritis. To achieve this mission, children with arthritis are paired with area artists to create masterpieces that are sold in a live auction at the main event. In addition, Art for Arthritis features marquee live auction packages including trips, VIP experiences, sporting events, and more. Attendees can look forward to an evening of dinner, drinks, a silent auction and an exciting live auction featuring the artwork the children and artists have created together.

Canyon Farms Golf Club 17501 W 87th St Pkwy Lenexa, Kansas Get Directions
  • Monday October 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Monday October 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Arthritis Foundation Golf Classic - Lenexa, KS

There are few courses in the country like Canyon Farms, a par 71 private club where bucolic lakes and winding streams meander throughout the property. The Arthritis Foundation Golf Classic is the perfect chance to experience the course, with 100 percent of proceeds directly benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. The tournament will be conducted safely and socially distanced, with assigned tee times, private carts available upon request, and pre- and post-golf activities taking place completely outdoors. Lunch and drinks will be provided, as well as chances to win great prizes.

Aspiria Campus 6400 Sprint Pkwy Overland Park, Kansas Get Directions
  • Sunday December 4th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 4th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Kansas City

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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Samantha E
Samantha E
April 12, 2022 - 6:06 PM

I sent out an email but wanted to post here additionally in case anyone misses it. 

 

Hello everyone! A warm welcome to new memebers who have recently joined :) 

I just wanted to pass along information about a virtual event coming up on April 23rd at 10:00 AM. 

The Science and Humanity of Pain Dr. Sue Curfman PT, DHSC, MTC, OCS Associate Professor at Belmont University will join us to talk about The Science of Pain, and how pain can effect our well being – Understanding how pain can go from useful, to overwhelming and debilitating learn ways to help our pain We will also have a Q&A: your questions are welcome. Dr. Curfman has been teaching physical therapy for over 30 years, primarily in the areas of anatomy, kinesiology and orthopedics and joined the Belmont University School of Physical Therapy in 2021. Her research interests focus primarily in the areas of teaching and learning, pain neuroscience education and physical therapy care of women with breast cancer.

Here is a Zoom link if you are interested in joining. 

https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-uhrDMiEtXe9ZOmLzNwcus08nf0SR8q

If you are have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] I look forward to seeing you all there.

Have a great day everyone!

Samantha Emry

Samantha E
Samantha E
March 18, 2022 - 4:01 PM

Hello there!

I wanted to introduce myself.

My name is Samantha and I just joined as a group Facilitaor. I am excited to meet and be able to interact with you all! 

I also wanted to see if there would be any interest in doing a family JA day at the Kansas City Zoo this summer or if there would be more interest in doing something virtual? 

 

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