Thursday, October 11, 2012

World Arthritis Day: Global Awareness and You

Tomorrow is World Arthritis Day and all sorts of cools things are happening. I wrote about some of them on HealthCentral:

"You are not alone. All over the world, millions of people live with arthritis. This Friday, October 12, is World Arthritis Day – a time for all of us to get together and make our voices heard.

An Introduction to World Arthritis Day
World Arthritis Day is celebrated every year on October 12. It was created in 1996 as an awareness initiative by PARE, the Standing Committee of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe, the patient voice in EULAR (the European League Against Rheumatism).

World Arthritis Day has three goals: to raise awareness of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, to influence public policy to improve the lives of people with such conditions and to make sure that those who need it are aware of the support networks available. To reach these goals, organizations in more than 50 countries work together with EULAR and PARE to create a vast network of awareness."

You can read the rest of the post here.
 

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

WAD a great idea! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)