Category: General


A few nights ago I was on Lincoln Rd in South Beach FL taking in the sites and enjoying the vacation feeling. I watched a family as they walked by me. Mom was carrying an overtired babe in her arms, the other child was in the stroller and dad was hanging onto a half eaten pizza [...]

(KAAS) Karen and Arthritis Support tonight June 22

Hi Everyone, I look forward to sharing an evening with you tonight at Cibo restaurant – 2nd Ave between East 42nd and East 41 St in Manhattan at 6.45 p.m. It’s time to relax and cheer the summer in. We’ll share some stories and offer support. I hope to see you there, Karen

KAAS – Next support meeting June 22 NYC

Hi Friends, I would love to see you at our ‘meet up.’ If you feel you need, to chat or just have some fun please join me on June 22 at 6.45. Place in midtown New York TBA. Thanks to all my friends who walked with me to find a cure. K x

Jeff Made It!

Jeffrey Gottfurcht is now the first man to climb Mount Everest with rheumatoid arthritis. What an unbelievable accomplishment! You have taught us all to ‘hold on to our dreams.’ There are so many children who will carry this lesson with them forever. Thank you Jeff! Karen

Tune in to my radio interview May 11

Hi Karen and Cindy, Just wanted to let you know that your radio interview, Karen, will be broadcast next Wednesday, May 11, in observance of National Arthritis Awareness Month. Cindy is Alabama’s Advocacy Chair for the Arthritis Foundation and is the recipient of a national volunteer award from the foundation. Karen, if you would like [...]

One Woman’s Search for the Right Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment |

One Woman’s Search for the Right Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment |

Arthritis Walk NY May 15, 2011

Dear Friends, I want to thank you all for the support and love you continue to show me in many aspects of my life. I have so much to be grateful for. Most of you know that the charity I volunteer for in New York is the Arthritis Foundation. My illness continues to cause chronic [...]

Australia’s version of The View is The Circle

I am proud to say I will be on Australia’s version of The View tomorrow. It is a national talk show in Australia called The Circle. Little by little we can change the perception of arthritis. They have been amazing about my book. Karen x

Karen And Arthritis Support (KAAS) group

Hi Everyone, I have had a few emails from people in need of a place to share stories and information. I wasn’t planning a meeting until April but there was a need this month. So my response is to plan an informal snack and chat at: Sinigual Restaurant Midtown 150 East 42 nd Street Located [...]

Information on RA

Dear Rick, Hi. Thanks for contacting me. I just want to say first of all that doctors  still do not know the exact cause of RA. So please do not blame yourself. I am sorry to hear about your daughter Courtney. The pain that both you and Courtney feel is immense and it’s both physical [...]

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