Welcome to the CARRA Virtual Team Walk page!  CARRA selected Milwaukee, WI because the CARRA's headquarters is in Milwaukee.  This page is for people who do not have a walk to attend or are unable to form a team and would like to donate to team CARRA.

As many of you know, my son was diagnosed with sJIA in 2001 when he was 15 months old.  His prognosis was bleak.  We were scared and felt alone.  I felt a sense of community with the Arthritis Foundation and I was steered to CARRA by my son's pediatric rheumatologist.  These 2 organizations are solely responsible for rescuing my family from a lifetime of pain, anxiety and anguish.  But there is so much more work to do.  Please consider supporting CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation by donating to this page.  THANK YOU!


As I am sure you are aware, CARRA has a close partnership with the Arthritis Foundation.  Each year we step up to support the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, which is the largest arthritis gathering in the world, celebrating our arthritis warriors, while raising funds for research, resources and a cure.  

Please consider making a donation to our 2020 CARRA National Walk Team and join our fight with the Arthritis Foundation to conquer pediatric rheumatic diseases.  

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) is a research network of pediatric rheumatology health and research professionals who have joined together to conduct research to answer critical questions about pediatric rheumatic diseases such as arthritis, lupus, and dermatomyositis. Our mission is to conduct collaborative research to prevent, treat and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases.  

We have created a network of pediatric rheumatology research centers across (primarily) North America that work together on research studies like the CARRA Registry, a long-term observational study which enrolled more than 10,000 patients and plans to follow them for at least 10 years.  The Arthritis Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of CARRA since its inception and has been a major partner since 2015 when we joined together to expand research in the effort to improve treatment and outcomes for children living with these conditions.  We are grateful for their generous financial support which not only continues to make the Registry possible but has been instrumental in our ability to provide important research grants to our pediatric rheumatology investigators. 

When we work together, we increase the number of children who participate in studies and reduce the amount of time it takes to reach valuable conclusions which will advance the health and quality of life of children living with arthritis and rheumatic diseases. 

Learn more about CARRA and our research at https://carragroup.org

Thank you for supporting our 2020 CARRA Walk to Cure Arthritis National Team 



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