The Sacramento Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

Topic: Potluck Meeting with SAA CEO, Cassie Shafer.

Plan to bring a food item, a drink, and even a friend or family member who is interested in learning about your experiences with spondyloarthritis. Cassie, the CEO of the Spondylitis Association of America, will be with us for this largely social meeting.

Please send your RSVP to Charis at

Meeting Location

**New Meeting Location**

The Urban Hive
Main Board Room
1601 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816

Check in at the front desk when you arrive.
More Info: The Urban Hive

Logistical notes:
Located across from the post office. There is a parking lot.

Social Media

If you are in the Sacramento area please join our Sacramento Spondylitis Support Group Facebook page to connect with other Spondylitis folks in the area: Sacramento Spondyloarthritis

Group Leader

Charis Hill
(252) 634-8783


About Charis Hill, Sacramento's Support Group Leader

Charis was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2013 at the age of 26 after living with symptoms since at least age 13. AS is something like a family heirloom in the Hill family; her father (deceased) had AS as well as her uncle, and possibly her grandfather. Aside from advocating for AS awareness and education through her blog (, on social media, and through other writing and speaking engagements; Charis enjoys spending time with her two cats, sewing, being involved in the Episcopal Church, and attending Burning Man.

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Spondylitis Association of America

16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406


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