AZ - Tucson

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Arthritis Support Network launched: 2007

Arthritis Support Network Leader: Kevin                          Type of Arthritis: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

About this Arthritis Support Network:

Together we are empowering people to not just survive with arthritis but to thrive!

About Kevin:

I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of ten. Over the last 30 years I learned early that the memories of the physical pains of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis fade, but the emotional pains are not as easily forgotten. I often felt like an outcast struggling with self-esteem and body image issues, it was not until I met another person my age with a similar diagnosis at a support group in Boston when I felt “normal”.

Since that first meeting in Boston I have believed in the power of face to face support and being able to be part of that here in Southern Arizona has been fantastic!


To join this Arthritis Support Network, please click the "Join this Group” button above and we will send you updates about upcoming events via email. 

Meeting Location and Times: 

We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Head over to the Calendar of Events to RSVP your attendance.

Complete details with location and times will be posted on this website and cross promoted to our Arthritis Support Group Tucson AZ Facebook page. Please like and follow us!


Planned activities include guest speakers, community events, and social gatherings!

All subscribers to this group agree to adhere to the Support Group Participant Guidelines.



Submitted by Hugo Vera on

Hello Kevin my Rheumy, Dr. Ken Kwoh recommended for me to join this group as a way to meet people who understand what I am going through. He said this would be a great way to meet people around my age who like to be active and social. Please contact when there is a meeting. Best, Hugo Vera

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Submitted by Jim on

Hello Kevin

I hope all is well!

Just getting started in WNY and looking forward to it!



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Arthritis Support Network Leader(s)

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The Arthritis Support Network provides personalized help and support to adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Our programs offer opportunities for connection, education and empowerment via support groups and conferences.

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