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Joint Chat Rheum

In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania

About The May Session

The Joint Chat Rheum program is an initiative by Take a Pain Check aimed at fostering connections and building a strong community among youth and young adults diagnosed with rheumatic diseases. In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, our monthly hour-long Zoom sessions led by ambassadors and executives who themselves live with rheumatic conditions, are designed to facilitate engaging activities. These sessions include activities such as team-building exercises, discussions on pertinent topics, Q&A sessions, interactive game and activity nights, and much more. Members will also get access to our Discord community platform to continue conversations with the Take a Pain Check community and their new friends!


In honor of May being Lupus Awareness Month, our upcoming session will be led by Isabella Boles, a TAPC youth board member from Ottawa, Canada, who lives with lupus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and Sjögren's syndrome. Isabella will highlight the challenges of living with lupus and its related comorbidities.

Happening on May 18th from 9-10am EST / 6-7am PST. 

How does it work?
Each session is one hour long and will involve team building exercises, discussing relevant topics, asking questions, participating in games & activities, and much more! 

Before each session, an itinerary will be released to those who are registered. The chat rheum will be a comfortable space where participants will be able to share their experiences, discuss topics that are most relevant to them, and hear from others with similar conditions. 

Help Spread the Word!
A key aim of the Take a Pain Check Foundation is to connect individuals with rheumatic conditions to resources and support networks. Having promotional posters, flyers, and business cards in healthcare settings can help guide young individuals with rheumatic conditions toward our community. We kindly ask those who can spread the word and raise awareness about our JCR Program to share our posters by accessing our shared google drive or by signing up for our hospital promotional material initiative. We hope that we can count on your support!
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