Arthritis Foundation, National Office GA

Founded in 1948, the mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Arthritis Foundation efforts center on the three-fold mission of the organization: research, prevention and quality of life. In 2007, the Foundation provided nearly $14 million in grants to more than 200 researchers to help find cures, preventions or better treatments for arthritis. Over its 60-year history, the Arthritis Foundation's $400 million investment to more than 2,200 researchers has resulted in major treatment advances for most arthritis diseases. The Arthritis Foundation also provides a large number of community-based services nationwide to make life with arthritis easier.