May Marks Arthritis Awareness Month, Go Blue For Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. This year, the Arthritis National Research Foundation is asking America to “Go Blue for Arthritis,” in an effort to get people talking about arthritis and the need for more arthritis research.

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Did you know that an estimated 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, suffer from some form of arthritis? Millions know about arthritis as they wake up with pain and stiffness every day; but, did you know that every day individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus die from complications of these autoimmune forms of arthritis?

This year, the Arthritis National Research Foundation is asking America to “Go Blue for Arthritis,” in an effort to get people talking about arthritis and the need for more arthritis research. People will be wearing blue all during the month of May. The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) has made available to the public a blue cure arthritis awareness bracelet and other “Go Blue for Arthritis” materials to show support.

This is America's chance to show support for those suffering with arthritis and the organization that funds research to cure arthritis, the Arthritis National Research Foundation.

The Arthritis National Research Foundation funds cutting-edge arthritis research across the country at nonprofit research universities and facilities. Since 1970, ANRF has funded near 200 researchers who have made significant discoveries leading to new therapies. And 91 cents of every dollar donated goes into research programs.

It is time for America to join the movement. Go Blue for arthritis in May. Be a part of Arthritis National Research Foundation’s online “Go Blue” contest – see details on ANRF's blog, http://www.CureArthritisblog.com.

Since 1952, the Arthritis National Research Foundation has been committed to funding the next generation of research scientists by providing grants to promising young investigators with innovative research projects. The research has resulted in the discovery of the molecule that initiates inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, breakthroughs in the use of the gene therapy and other treatments currently in clinical trials for arthritis patients. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. With the Arthritis National Research Foundation donations and support truly make a difference as 91 cents of every dollar is placed into research programs. Make an online donation today at http://www.CureArthritis.org


Contact

  • Derek Belisle
    Arthritis National Research Foundation
    800-588-2873
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