Share Your Story of Rheumatic Disease
September 2020 marks the 5th Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM), a national awareness event sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks™. RDAM was created to raise awareness of the 100+ conditions under the umbrella of rheumatic disease. The theme for this year’s RDAM focuses on amplifying the voices and experiences of people living with rheumatic disease to facilitate better public understanding of what it’s like to live with one of these diseases.
Submit a Photo: Share a photo of yourself to highlight the diversity of individuals who live with rheumatic diseases.
Submit a Video: Share a short video about your experience living with a rheumatic disease.
Submit in Writing: Write about what it’s like to live with a rheumatic disease by submitting a short quote.
Take Action: Help other patients and the broader rheumatology community by sending a pre-written email to your lawmakers.
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis. I don’t want to lose the ability to jump up and walk across the room or move around with the energy I’m used to having. That’s far more important to me than a wrinkle or two.