Arthritis News

Walk Your A.S. Off isn’t just a humorous and clever title that piques your interest – it’s a movement for good. The name refers to a national walk that sponsors Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S), a form of arthritis that mainly affects inflammation in the spine, and related autoimmune diseases.

Starting as merely an idea back in 2009, Give Back Project was a whim created by Charlotte Mata, a registered nurse, art appreciator and creator. Since its official launch on June 1st however, the whim has transformed into a reality, and a quite successful one...

For the month of May, the Arthritis National Research Foundation partnered with The Blue Ribbon Project to create the first annual Go Blue for Arthritis Challenge. Both nonprofit organizations strive to spread arthritis awareness and foster a strong sense of social interaction within the arthritis community. Because of their determination to shed more light on this particular branch of autoimmune diseases, the month-long event turned into a great success.

As part of the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Go Blue For Arthritis Challenge this past month, there was one participant who decided to take the challenge a bit further, volunteering to dye her hair blue and cut it into a whimsical hairstyle voted on by others in the arthritis community. The brave rheumatoid arthritis warrior is Judith Flanagan, hailing all the way from Australia.