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.
Please fund the National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2012 at $35 billion, the minimum needed to sustain the current level of research and account for inflation.
Public investment in biomedical research holds the real promise of improving the lives of millions of Americans with arthritis -- an unacceptable disease that costs our nation $128 billion annually.