February 2nd, 2013 will be the first ever Rheumatoid Awareness Day for patients with Rheumatoid Disease, previously known as Rheumatoid Arthritis. We are asking friends and family to please spread awareness, to find out what you can do to help visit Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Awareness Day Resources page. Our first awareness day will be on the same day as Groundhog day, to find out why see the story about the 1st Rheumatoid Disease Awareness Day on Groundhog’s day story on RA Warrior. I created an Rheumatoid Awareness Day groundhog graphic, see below and feel free to use.
A this person sign popped up in my Facebook feed today so I thought that I would make one of my own. Feel free to grab it to use on Facebook or Twitter. Help change Rheumatoid Arthritis to Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease and help other patients find Rheumatoid Patient Foundation.
It is time for a change and we need your help. Rheumatoid Arthritis has been around for a very long time, but the funding for research and better patient care has been lacking for years. Only a few days away from my birthday and the $1010 I raised with my birthday wish is a very small start, but today I decided to ask for more. I have set a new goal of $1500 in donations to Rheumatoid Patient Foundation after watching this RA Is Not “arthritis” – A PSA about Rheumatoid Arthritis video again. It was a reminder of how much Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease (our new name for it, since it is not just “arthritis”) has lacked in research funding. Current research for Multiple Sclerosis or Lupus is around $330 per patient, but less than $26 per patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis.