Tell Congress: Support Research for an Arthritis Cure
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Tell Congress: Support Research for an Arthritis Cure

    1. Sponsored by

      Arthritis Foundation

One in five American adults and 300,000 children have a form of arthritis. All of them dream of a future free from arthritis pain. Ignoring arthritis is unacceptable.

Arthritis limits the daily activities of 21 million Americans and accounts for $128 billion annually in economic costs.

Science is close to finding solutions -- public investment in biomedical research holds the real promise of improving the lives of millions of Americans with arthritis -- but we must continue to support the search for a cure.

Take action today to help find a cure. Urge your Members of Congress to support ground breaking juvenile arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

http://www.arthritis.org/priorities-research.php">Learn more about this issue.

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    • Kimberly Kowal ORCHARD PARK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I am disabled because of it. We need to find a cure for this disabling disease.

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    • Marilu Gonzalez LANCASTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      My husband has been diagnosed 4 years ago and I support everything that is positive for the research and cure for RA.

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    • Eric Gonzalez LANCASTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in July of 2008 and it has drastically changed my life. I was 36 and had been working a great job that I had to give up because of my RA. I have two daughters that miss playing with their daddy because of this disease! I have a wife that had to take the role as the head of household because we had never thought that I would get something that would change OUR lives as much as Rhumatoid Arthritis has changed ours!! I know while you are in Congress you don't think about the little people like us who have worked to have what we do but please help find a cure so that I can be a productive citizen once again.

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    • George Sfiroudis LONG BEACH, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I am 83 and have arthritis in my right hand.

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    • Jean MacKenzie PARSIPPANY, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Because RA is destructive, debilitating and deadly, intensive research is urgent to combat this disease and ultimately a cure.

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