Author: Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

Merry Christmas from ARD

Merry Christmas from ARD staff! We had such a blast at our annual Christmas party and cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store for us! We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and safe and healthy new year!

Tis the Season

ARD staff when above and beyond this year donating money towards hygiene bags for 30 families in need for the annual Holly Days event for the Williamsburg/James City County area! Families in need were identified through local service providers. ARD staff also volunteered their time to help make this event a success!

2023 Jingle Bell Run















Thanks to all of our patients and staff who attended the 2023 Jingle Bell Run! It was a perfect morning to get out and support the Arthritis Foundation in their efforts to raise money to help people living with arthritis! Also, a special thanks to Dr. Flagg and Dr. Rahbar who served as the medical honorees for this wonderful event!

House of Mercy Donations

A special thanks to ARD patients and staff for all of their support and donations to the Williamsburg House of Mercy this holiday season! Together, we were able to donate over 200 lbs of toys and gifts to be able to help those is need this holiday season in our community!

2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis

Join ARD in walking to help cure Arthritis!

The 2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis will be Virtual. This means you can join in from anywhere!

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Give $54. Tell 54. Move 54.

The arthritis community needs our support now more than ever. Now is the time to join the movement at the arthritis community’s premier event, Walk to Cure Arthritis. More than 54 million Americans – including 300,000 children – live with the debilitating pain and daily challenges of arthritis. This year encourage everyone you know to give 54 dollars, tell 54 people about arthritis and move 54 steps, minutes or miles – and share it all on social media.

This year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis will feature events across the country, so anyone can participate from anywhere. Tell your family, friends neighbors and co-workers to join you today!

Together, as part of the arthritis community, we can all raise the much-needed awareness and funds for life-changing treatments and resources and have fun and stay active while driving the needle closer to a cure.

Use the link below to create a team, register individually, or donate money!

Register to Walk

Use the link below to join/donate money to  ARDs Team:

ARD Team Page

Take a picture and send it to us for us to post, along with pictures from other team members, patients, friends & family!

We hope to see you all out there!

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the rise in local coronavirus cases in our area we are asking all of our patients that have questions about how to handle this pandemic as an immunosuppressed patient to view an informational video that Johns Hopkins Rheumatology has created. You can view this video by going to You Tube and searching for COVID-19 Information for Rheumatic Disease patients or by clicking the link below.  If you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus, or are having any symptoms of fever, shortness of breath or cough, please do not come to your appointment and call our office to reschedule.

Johns Hopkins COVID-19

Inaugural Williamsburg Walk to Cure Arthritis

Despite the wet conditions, the Walk was a huge success with more than 290 participants raising over $42,000 for arthritis research and patient programs! We surpassed our $40,000 event goal –  The day would not have been possible without all the amazing walkers, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and spectators, thank you to each one of you.