The Chicago Support Group

Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Monday, July 29, 2024
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Central Time

Location: Virtual meeting, using Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact support group leader, Gail Wright via email at

Topic: Peer Support Discussion  

This meeting will be an open forum. Come to listen or ask questions or share. Family and friends are welcome to attend, as well. We listen, we care, we support, we encourage.

Social Media

Join our social media channels:


Twitter: @spondylitis 

Instagram: @spondylitis 

YouTube: Spondylitis

LinkedIn: Spondylitis Association of America



Gail Wright

About Chicago's Support Group Leader

Gail Wright

Gail Wright is a teacher of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She’s been teaching in a variety of settings for 27 years. Gail was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in January of 2014. She enjoys exercising, hiking, being outdoors – especially in the mountains, gardening and being with great friends. She has an amazing, supportive husband and two great kids.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to