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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arthritis, Health

Mission: The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis.

Programs:

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program combines the buoyancy of water and soothing warmth of a heated pool to make a safe, ideal environment for reliving arthritis pain and stiffness. Movements used in the program increase joint flexibility and range of motion, while restoring or maintaining muscle strength. Participants report an 18 percent reduction in pain.

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Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen the Arthritis Foundation truly make strides in the past year with engaging local legislators in putting a cap on specialty tier medication co-pays, and incorporating their mission into their events. Anyone I know with arthritis get's a lecture from me to contact the Pittsburgh Arthritis Foundation for information. These people really care about helping each and every person they talk to, and I have seen them change lives. Their programs are offered all over Western Pennsylvania, and are evidence-based to improve mobility.

Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation

Donor

Rating: 1

they refuse to unsubscribe me or explain where they got my information and have mailed me junk for over 6 months

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I chose to become a volunteer after being diagnosed with rhuematoid arthritis 5 years ago. This has not been an easy diease to live with, especially when you are in your 30s and do not look sick. The Arthritis Foundation has been a second family to me. They can help get information on medicines you are taking, help find a doctor, provide classes to ease and manage arthritis pain and offer forums to help deal with your diease. I only partcipate in organizations that I truly believe in and this is one of them. My whole family is involved in helping now and I couldn't be more proud!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Arthritis Foundation does a great job of offering events and resources for Kids with Arthritis and their families! From walks to family days to pirate games to advocacy, there are multiple ways to get involved in the organization and meet others who have arthritis!
Cheers to those of you who work so hard (with a lot of time after hours and on the weekends) to make these events possible for CHILDREN in Western PA and surrounding areas with arthritis to have a venue to meet one another and empower them to learn more about their disease and really "Take Control"!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I originally got involved and volunteered last year with the Pittsburgh AF as part of my company's sponsorship. I have since continued to volunteer for both my company and on a personal level. My experience with the current staff has been and continues to be fantastic. I find the staff to be very dedicated, educated and very hard working.
They are always looking for more and better ways to be successful, always looking to grow their events. They have been very open to both suggestions and feedback. They brainstorm prior to events and gather post event to discuss openly what went well, what didn't go well and what they can do better. They also have provided education, assistance and support to some of my clients I've referred that are currently struggling with arthritis. They took the time to outreach to my referrals and become a resource for them.
My experience has been unquestionably positive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I currently volunteer for this organization (Pittsburgh location) and I continue to have great experiences. I have worked with the current staff for the past 1 1/2 years and they have been very organized, very professional and very dedicated. They are open to learning and always looking for new ways to be more successful and competitive in the non-profit market.
I feel AF fights tiredlessly to have their voices heard and remain relavant.
I also feel and have witnessed that the current Pittsburgh staff works very hard with the limited resources they have.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

thank you for this review. I called them to ask about "help." Laughable. I spoke w someone who told me they never heard of my "arthritis". What? Aren't you the Arthritis Foundation? I also asked where the money goes...I would told we will get back to you. I'm still waiting. corruption. they are like planned parenthood and acorn.