The Ultimate Goal: Understanding Arthritis

Which is exactly the kind of potential the Arthritis Foundation sees in AIR.

And people like Kathleen Ferrell, who are passionate about accelerating the search for answers, can’t wait to get started.

“I think for those of us who have [RA], there’s an additional mission here, to make this work,” Ferrell says. “We can see and feel the importance. You just feel this emotional need to have better medicines, to find out what happened: ‘Why do I have it and what’s going to make it okay?’”

But she also knows that those kinds of answers don’t come from a single person’s search.

“It’s something that can make a huge difference, but we have to have people sign up.”

If you'd like to enroll in the Arthritis Internet Registry or find out more, click here.