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Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter profile

Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter


Statement of Purpose: The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.


Address: 2280 S. Albion St. Denver, CO 80222-4906
Phone Number: 303-756-8622
Fax: 303-759-4349
Email Address:
Web Site:


Number of Employees: 11
Full Time Volunteers: 20
Part-Time Volunteers: 0


Major Fund-raisers: Wine Tasting, Golf Classic, Jingle Bell Run/Walk, Arthritis Walk, Evening of Honors Dinner


Executive Committee: Cynthia Wieme, J. Roger Hollister, MD, Richard Brennan, Alf Gimbel, William Horst, Ph.D., Dale Harris, Stuart Kassan, MD, James Nagel, Betsy Vierck
Director(s): 25+
Key Personnel: Pat Gottfried, President; Laura Rosseisen, Vice President of Development


Founded: 1950
Community Served: Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Associated Guilds: Many clubs and service organizations


Ongoing Projects: Monthly lectures, educational brochures and books, Juvenile Arthritis Camp, land and warm water based excercise programs, Physician referral lists, self-help courses and support groups



Accomplishments: Leader in federal and state advocacy effort to ensure rights and access to care for all people with arthritis, Largest non-governmental funder of arthritis research in the world


Previous Event Coverage:

March 11, 2011 The Arthritis Foundation Presents the Evening of Honors
September 26, 2009 Jewels of the Vine Wine Tasting Fights to Cripple Arthritis
May 08, 2009 Arthritis Foundation: Honoring the Fantastic Four
September 27, 2008 Jewels of the Vine Sparkle Once Again for Arthritis Fndn.
April 17, 2008 Arthritis Foundation Pays Tribute to Longtime Supporters
October 21, 2006 Raise a Toast to the Arthritis Foundation