Arthritis Foundation Nebraska Heartland Region

About Arthritis Foundation Nebraska Heartland Region

Mission:"To improve lives through the leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases."

The Arthritis Foundation of Nebraska, founded in 1952 by V. J. Skutt and a group of talented medical and lay volunteers serves the state of Nebraska as well as Pottawattamie County, IA with offices in Omaha. Fundraising supports arthritis research and the Quality of Life Programs. Nearly 87% of every dollar contributed in Nebraska goes directly to fund research, programs and services. Arthritis affects more than 46 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States. The Arthritis Foundation’s steadfast dedication to research provides more than $34 million each year, totaling more than $366million (2,200 scientists), to find a cure for this diseases. Our programs are community-based services that not only educate, but also make life easier and less painful for the 370,000 adults and 1,800 children in our service area that suffer from this painful disease.

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