The Northern Arizona support group is currently merged with Southern Arizona. New support group leaders are welcome! We meet quarterly to provide support to patients and caregivers through face-to-face meetings and welcome all who want to contact others facing challenges due to myositis. Our meetings provide an opportunity for those with similar diagnoses to share personal concerns, advice, and experiences. Periodically, speakers will attend our meetings to address certain topics pertaining to myositis and maintaining a healthy and informed lifestyle. KIT meetings bring together individuals who support one another and provide reassurance that you are not alone—there are others living with this same disease. Many have found it very satisfying to trade their stories of myositis with others. Please join us and find out what else we do!

Research confirms that people who receive support from others cope better, feel more in control and have better outcomes than those who are isolated. Myositis specialists often tell us that their most urgent need is for a support system for their myositis patients, and we answer this need with a vibrant support-group network throughout the U.S. Join now, or email with questions.

If you would like information on Keep In Touch (KIT) Support Groups, please email