JIA
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects the joint, soft and connective tissues, and organs. 300,000 children in the US have arthritis. That's more than Juvenile Diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Cystic Fibrosis. It’s the #1 cause of acquired disability in children and the 6th most common childhood disease. According the the CDC, 50 children in the US die of it each year. Yet most people do not know that kids can get arthritis.

Abby's Army

What We Do
Abby's Army provides financial assistance to families of children with juvenile arthritis receiving care at Philadelphia area pediatric rheumatology centers and provides funds for Arthritis Foundation programs and other programs that help children with juvenile arthritis. Contact us via email at info@abbysarmy.com or at
Abby's Army
175 Commerce Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

We are also teaming up with the Parent Working Group of PR-COIN to develop and share a survey called "Coping and Communication in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis." We'll be using Online Surveys powered by Survey Software
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Walk To Cure Arthritis
Abby's Army participates in the Philadelphia Walk To Cure Arthritis to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. We started walking after Abby was diagnosed with arthritis at 20-months old. We will continue to walk for Abby and for all of the other children with juvenile arthritis until there is a cure. To learn more or make a donation in support of Abby, go to Abby's walk page.


You can read Abby's story here.