If the pain of arthritis is controlling you or someone you love, how can you make a difference? By helping to fund arthritis research targeted to find new and better treatments.
The Arthritis National Research Foundation is the charity that funds research to cure arthritis. Your donations make a difference because 91 cents of each dollar contributed is placed into research programs.
Why arthritis research?
Arthritis affects one in five Americans. It is the largest cause of disability in the country, costing about $128 billion annually in medical care and lost wages from missing work.
The numbers add up to one important fact: we need to cure arthritis. We need to cure it for the 300,000 children with juvenile arthritis who spend their time getting intravenous treatments in the hospital instead of on the playground. We need to cure it for the people with potentially fatal autoimmune forms of arthritis like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. We need to cure it so the 40-year old father who has knee osteoarthritis can play catch with his kids. And, we need to cure it so everyone who sees no end to the cycle of pain, inflammation and damage to their joints has hope again.
We are a team
To find a cure it takes a team and together, we are that team: the Arthritis National Research Foundation, the researchers and you. By raising awareness and making donations, you are responsible for helping move forward the new cutting-edge research ideas in the fight against arthritis.
Your donations have made new treatments available to help little kids like Bailey in their fight against juvenile arthritis. By talking to your friends, neighbors and colleagues at work about the need for new and better arthritis treatments, you’ve accomplished more than any ad campaign. But, the job is not done. Americans are still in pain, their quality of life is declining and lives are still at stake. We need new treatments and cures to give people their lives back.
Please make a donation today and know you are improving and saving lives.
Why the Arthritis National Research Foundation?
When you make a donation you want to know that your donation is going to a top charity and being used wisely. How do you know you are choosing the best charity?
The easiest way to tell is to look at how much of every dollar is placed into the organization’s programs. A charity’s efficiency is measured by keeping overhead low.
At the Arthritis National Research Foundation, we understand that our mission to cure arthritis is most important you. Research is the key to making that happen. That is why we continue to keep our overhead expenses low and maintain that 91 cents of every dollar goes directly into arthritis research programs.
The leading online independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, has given ANRF its highest, four-star rating for four consecutive years. In their words, the Arthritis National Research Foundation “Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.”
Be vigilant: Are your donations making a difference?
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently issued a warning about children’s charities that do not efficiently use the donations entrusted to them for the stated charitable purposes. To be sure you donate to the best charities, make sure they are efficient and effective. To find top charities, use third party websites such as Charity Navigator or Guidestar who’ve done the research for you before deciding to make a donation.
At the Arthritis National Research Foundation we are committed to transparency and accountability. We have made our audited financial statements and annual reports available to you by viewing our transparency section.
You may also visit our profile pages on Charity Navigator and Guidestar to review their independent reviews.
We need you on our team in the fight against arthritis. Join us and make a difference by making a donation today!