The Arthritis Foundation

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. For more information, please visit

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation is the nation’s largest private funder of arthritis research, and has given more than $450 million in grants during the past six decades. It fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions with arthritis and provides life-enhancing information and patient education programs to empower those with arthritis.

There are many faces of arthritis. It affects people of every age and every background. Its pain and disability are devastating. However, we believe in hope. We believe in commitment. We believe that working together, we WILL end the unacceptable pain of arthritis. Come join us. We believe in you. Meet some of the Faces of Arthritis:

For more information, please contact the Arthritis Foundation, Santa Barbara office at 805-563-4685.