Did you know that up to 10,000 young people across Australia are living with juvenile arthritis, with some diagnosed as young as 1 or 2 years old.
You’re never too young to have arthritis – and we need your help to support and advocate for children who live with this incurable and painful disease.
How can I help?
• Host a fundraiser at your local school, community club, sporting club, workplace or neighbourhood. Maybe hold a BBQ, school mufti day or morning tea.
• Aim to achieve a personal milestone such as running, climbing or swimming a target distance. Then ask your friends and colleagues to sponsor you.
• Ask your workplace if they will match any funds you raise so that you can double your donation in one simple step.
• Host a corporate function through your business or workplace and donate a percentage of the proceeds.
• Ask your local MP to get involved by holding a fundraising lunch or other event that you can be part of.
• Ask your local newspaper or radio station to get behind your fundraiser and get more people involved. Your local newspaper or radio might also add their own donation to your total.
• Make a quick and easy donation without holding a fundraising event by visiting our Donate page.
Where do I begin?
If you’re thinking of raising money for JAFA, please complete the following form so we know a bit more about you and your fundraising plans.
We will then send you a formal letter giving you ‘Authority to Fundraise’ on behalf of JAFA. If you are having any trouble with this form or have questions about fundraising, please email us.
Yes. Once you have registered we will send you details on how to do this – its easy!
JAFA is a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents.
- Early Diagnosis Campaigns to ensure rapid access to effective treatment and reduce pain
and long term in children with arthritis.
- Vital Research Funding to better understand and combat the physical and mental impacts of
juvenile arthritis; improve treatment methods, and ultimately find a cure.
- Political Advocacy for sustainable, systems change to ensure optimal access to the right
services in the right place and the right medications at the right time for all children with
arthritis no matter who they are or where they live.
- Information and Education to support families to understand and manage the treatment
and daily challenges of a life with juvenile arthritis, and to advocate effectively for their
child’s and their own needs for support.
- Peer Support Programs connecting children who are socially isolated due to pain and
physical limitations so they can share experiences with others like themselves, or simply
hang out with someone who understands.