We are excited to announce the first ever Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week in the UK, a week dedicated solely to raising awareness of RA!
The week will be held from Monday 24th June to Sunday 30th June and the focus this year is that young people get RA too.
Many of our supporters have told us that a common response to mentioning their RA is “my granny gets a bit of that,” so we want to dispel the myth that RA is a disease of the elderly, caused by a lifetime of wear and tear. We want to emphasise the important message that it is an autoimmune disease with no age barriers. Most people are still of a working age when onset occurs so it truly is a life changing condition.
Events and activities will be planned throughout the week so watch this space to find out more information about what is happening near you and what you can do to support us. Follow us on Facebook ( facebook.com/nationalrheuma... ) and Twitter ( twitter.com/NRAS_UK ) to receive updates on RA Week and how you can take part.
This is your week so please get involved and help us raise awareness of RA!
Digital Media Coordinator at NRAS