Resources Arthritis Foundation The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. It offers tools to help children live a better life with juvenile arthritis, including information on classroom and school success. The Arthritis Foundation supports some of the rheumatology research programs at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual nationwide event that raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. The New England Region chapter of the Arthritis Foundation offers Connecticut-based programs and events that bring children and families together. Lupus Foundation of America The Lupus Foundation of America is the oldest and largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization focused on improving the quality of life for children and adults with lupus.