Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, dedicated to making everyone aware that kids get arthritis, too! And while a lot of progress has been made in treating it, there’s still a lot more to do to get to the bottom of this painful and debilitating disorder. So this month, help spread awareness about the 300,000 kids nationwide who suffer from Juvenile Arthritis


The form of arthritis that these kids experience is not the same as grandma’s aches and pains. These children suffer from various autoimmune forms of arthritis. Their bodies’ immune system is attacking their joints, causing swelling, stiffness and permanent damage. 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling
  • Fever
  • Stiffness
  • Rash
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Difficulty with daily living activities such as walking, dressing, and playing

Here are some resources on how you can help

This July, tell at least one other person that it is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Take at least one picture to show your support and post it using #CureArthritis. Lastly, you can make a difference in these kids’ lives by making a donation towards juvenile arthritis research today!