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When the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) was founded in 1983, there was no support network, no educational materials geared to the patient, not even a single pamphlet for people affected by spondylitis, whether they were newly diagnosed or had lived with the condition for decades. Just as importantly, spondylitis research in the U.S. was at a virtual standstill.  More than 30 years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers set out to change that. And in doing so, changed the landscape of spondylitis in this country.

Today, SAA's network of supportive programs ensures that those affected by spondylitis do not have to face this disease alone. Regardless of location, individuals and their families can connect with a robust community of people who listen and understand. With access to our exhaustive library of informational materials on worldwide developments in spondylitis, they can also find the tools they need to inform themselves, educate others, and take control of their health, leading to better outcomes and more robust quality of life.

For over 35 years, when you look to the advances made in the field of spondylitis, you’ll find the Spondylitis Association of America.

For more than 35 years, the Spondylitis Association of America has spoken out on behalf of all who suffer from spondylitis. By making a donation to SAA, you will directly contribute to much-needed public awareness efforts, educational outreach programs, research initiatives, treatment advances and the ongoing search for the cure. Add your voice to our mission to be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live life to the fullest. Together, our voice is louder. Together, we make a difference.

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


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