The Arthritis Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to addressing the needs of people living with arthritis in the United States. There are more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children living with arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Foundation works to provide information and resources, access to care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation also publishes the magazine Arthritis Today. Through local offices nationwide, the Foundation sponsors a variety of year-round events to raise funds and create awareness, from local walks and runs to dinners, galas and other affairs. The Arthritis Foundation has contributed to arthritis research since its founding in 1948, and has invested over $470 million toward medical research into the disease In addition, the organization advocates for changes to health care policies, legislation and government-funded research to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by arthritis.