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Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 am

World Arthritis Day – Sunday, October 12th

Sunday, October 12th, is World Arthritis Day. This day is set aside to draw awareness to the multiple diseases that are bundled as Arthritis.
In the words of the sponsors:

“World Arthritis Day is celebrated on 12 October every year and provides a chance for people and organisations from around the world to join together and raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)…
World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October.
Now, people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) from around the world can join together to make their voices heard on this day. World Arthritis Day is an ideal focus for organisations to raise awareness of issues affecting people with RMDs and for individuals to support campaigns.” 

Their slogan and goal is “Living Better. Aging Well”. Please check out the World Arthritis Day website to learn more. Explore their interactive map to find activities throughout the world to draw attention to Arthritis.
We are happy to join WAD in bringing attention to this world wide initiative.