We Pledge to Raise Arthritis Awareness

RAPOSITIVEHUB@PLEDGE

We Pledge to Raise Arthritis Awareness

Let’s commit ourselves to take the pledge…to spread the arthritis awareness amongst people. On one hand it is an easy way to have awareness days but we have got to follow up with concrete commitments. What comes with getting involved in awareness campaigns is a responsibility to do your bit about what you are aware of. I often questioned myself, hosting specific awareness days is fine but then what happens after the day passes by! I believe positive and genuine lip service is surely a service to the community, in its very own magnitude if a sufficient number of people get involved it can shift the mindset of a generation! Even if you speak to 5 people in a month and spread just basic awareness it will make the world a better place, by saying this I mean those five people will have at the back of their mind what’s arthritis and it might ignite them to know more and they in turn would speak to another 5 people. You can also leverage your network and social media.

Let’s start the awareness chain and let it spread…it is a small drop in the ocean
from our end but yes, it’s a drop for sure!

RA Positive Arthritic Voice CAMPAIGN

The good things start with us. One voice, one good deed, and it can snow ball into something unbelievable.

I am launching the ‘RA Positive Arthritic Voice campaign. Please be a part of it & help other Arthritic Warriors like each one of us.

I send out an earnest appeal to all Arthritic Warriors, who have done well with treatment. In fact, in real life most of the Arthritic Warriors do well but some of them may not be as fortunate as you have been. Some of them have persistent pain despite the best of treatment rendered to them.

However, a few inspiring words from your side can make an enormous difference to them as well as to those who have been newly diagnosed with Arthritis.

I feel we need to all stand up and pitch in our bit and return it back to the community at large. All those having rheumatic diseases which are characterized by inflammation that affects the connecting or supporting structures of the body- most commonly the joints, but also sometimes the tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles, please share your story.

Please share your experience about the conquest over Arthritis here, and yes also those who are still learning the ropes and would like to give in their bit of their own journey.

Sharing is caring…lets show the world we care with our involvement.

I have hope that we will overcome our Arthritic journey with strength and grace that we arthritic warriors have that only we can explain, God bless us all!

World Arthritis Day – 12th October

World Arthritis Day – 12th October

The RA Positive Hub Campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis in preventing further damage to those living with RMDs, and to encourage timely access to evidence-based treatments and other life style amendments and introductions. Bottom line is creating awareness amongst the community members.

Throughout the world millions of people are affected by arthritis, their, lives being changed by constant pain of inflamed joints.

World Arthritis Day which is celebrated on 12th October every year, is a day to remember and raise awareness of this condition, and how it affects the lives of those that undergo that live with it.

World Arthritis Day is a great time to get out and lend a helping hand to those living with this condition.

Take some time out, do some research and get a very clear understanding oh how people have their lives affected by it.

RHEUMATIC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH -SEPTEMBER

 OUR PLEDGE

As individuals living with rheumatic disease, Let us pledge to:

Exercise Regularly to reduce pain, improve joint function, and delay the onset of disability. To work with our doctors to find exercises that we can do to help me manage our health and get moving for at least 60 minutes each day.

2. Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet to reduce inflammation in our joints. We will eat a diet that is low in processed foods and saturated fat and high in fiber, fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and beans.

3. Take Care of our Mental Health and confront our disease with an open mindset. We will work to manage our stress, get enough sleep and talk it out with our doctor.

4. Be an Active Participant in Self Care by practicing good self-management techniques to help identify the causes of flares, avoid triggers and/or catch them early when they happen and roll out our individual flare plan.

5. We pledge to follow our doctor’s recommended treatment plan and take all our medications as directed.

September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

Coincidently with the launch of my website, September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness month…so here we are supporting it.

In a year some set months are dedicated to provide recognition and propagation of awareness of different diseases.

The purpose of Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

RDAM was launched just last year by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the leading association representing rheumatologists and rheumatology healthcare professionals, and their public awareness campaigns.

We at RA+ve support the intent of this awareness campaign which is to improve the public’s understanding of rheumatic diseases, like RA and others, and to advance the health and wellbeing of the millions of living with these diseases in the world.

The theme of RDAM is “Hundreds of Diseases, One Voice.” This encourages us to work together, speak as one voice, and to help educate the public about the realities of rheumatic diseases and what it’s like to live with one.

This month lets support this awareness. So what can you do to help promote awareness during September? For starters, share this article with your friends and family.

If we truly act as one voice, we can encourage more understanding and compassion for people living with rheumatic diseases – which will improve the lives of millions just like us.