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World Arthritis Day 2019

Join the Community, Expand the Movement
Although arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the world, most people haven’t heard much about it. Or they don’t know what it really is or how it affects those who live with it. In a Harris Poll of 2,000 adults in the U.S. on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation, only 7% of them knew that arthritis is the country’s #1 cause of disability. A whopping 85% said the disease needs more attention.

As someone who lives with arthritis every day, you can help elevate arthritis awareness on Oct. 12 —World Arthritis Day.While arthritis is 24/7/365, this is a special day to remember the disease’s far-reaching impact.Continue readingWorld Arthritis Day 2019

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Launching the Live Yes! Arthritis Network on World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day is Oct. 12. That’s the day when we come together from around the globe to raise awareness about arthritis, the world’s most prevalent disease. It’s the day we tell the world how arthritis ruthlessly robs quality of life, keeping many people from doing simple, everyday tasks, and often from doing the things they love.

World Arthritis Day is extra special this year because the Arthritis Foundation is officially launching ourLive Yes! Arthritis Network.We’ve been working behind the scenes over the past year to create a vibrant, enriching experience for people with arthritis – to help them live their best lives..

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The Arthritis Foundation Goes Dark for Awareness

This Friday, October 12, is World Arthritis Day!

World Arthritis Day is a special day that unifies people of all ages, races, and genders to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Each year, thousands of people all around the world take to social media using the#WorldArthritisDayhashtag onFacebook,Twitter, and Instagram to celebrate the strength and determination of people with arthritis. This year, we’re going a step further.

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October 12 is World Arthritis Day

Help raise awareness about arthritis during#WorldArthritisDay!自1996年以来,10月12日的世界关节炎日将所有年龄、种族和性别的人们团结起来,提高对风湿病和肌肉骨骼疾病的认识。在这一天,我们努力提高对RMD患者及其护理人员的认识,并与他们分享信息和支持。今年的主题是“不要拖延,今天就连接”,由欧拉发起,旨在强调rmd早期诊断的重要性。我们可以一起努力,实现更早的诊断和及时的治疗!

As the Champion of Yes, the Arthritis Foundation moves forward every day in ways to improve access to care, providing new information and supporting scientific advancements to find a cure. We strive to provide many ways for those with arthritis and their loved ones with ways to keep saying Yes to life – includingvaluable tools and resources, such astoolkits you can access on the go, a24/7 helpline, andaccess to local resourcesthat will help you conquer everyday challenges.

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Help Us Raise Awareness on World Arthritis Day

Today is World Arthritis Day! As the Champion of Yes, we’re committed to leading the fight for the arthritis community – a community that is over 50 million strong in the US alone, including nearly 300,000 children and babies. While we’re committed to helping those with arthritis through life-changing tools and information, advocacy, scientific research, and community connections, a major obstacle people in the arthritis community face is raising awareness of the seriousness of the disease. Today, we need your help! You can help raise awareness on the breadth and depth of this debilitating disease using the information below. You can also take that awareness a step further bymaking a donation todayto help us raise critical funds to continue championing innovative arthritis research and support for people with arthritis.
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October 12 is World Arthritis Day

Since 1996, October 12 is recognized as World Arthritis Day, a global initiative bringing people together to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and managed by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), the aim of World Arthritis Day is not only to raise awareness, but also to influence public policy and inform those living with RMDs as well as their caregivers of the support network available to them.

There are more than 100types of arthritisand related conditions accounting for more than $156 billion in lost wages and medical expenses annually with nearly 1 million hospitalizations each year. Arthritis impacts more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. and 120 million people in the European Union, making it the leading cause of disability in the western world.

Arthritis has a Global Impact

  • According toEUMUSC.net, in a 2007 EU survey it was found that 22% of the population currently had, or had experienced, long-term muscle, bone and joint problems such as rheumatism and arthritis.
  • The prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis varies between 0.3% and 1% and is more common in women as well as in developed countries.
  • Within 10 years of onset of rheumatoid arthritis, at least 50% of patients in developed countries are unable to hold down a full-time job.
  • 骨关节炎(OA)是最常见的关节疾病,比任何其他疾病在老年人中占更多的残疾。
  • Many factors increase the risk of developing rheumatic disease, including increasing age, smoking, excessive weight, predisposed genetic factors, occupations with high risk of injury and overuse of joints.

The Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure.

This year’s World Arthritis Day theme –“It’s in your hands, take action”– helps increase awareness as we take over the social media world High 5ing for World Arthritis Day. Take a stand! Join us in spreading the word with the hashtag #WADhigh5.

Together, we conquer arthritis!

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