Americans to “Do Blue” for World Arthritis Day in October
ATLANTA, Sept. 16/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In observance of World Arthritis Day, the Arthritis Foundation is calling on Americans to “Do Blue” on Tues., Oct. 12. From dressing head to toe with blue (hair) dos to blue shoes – and everything in between – to lighting up national monuments in blue, the effort aims to raise awareness of arthritis in all its forms and to urge the nation and individuals to take action to reduce the impact of the most common cause of disability in the U.S.
“World Arthritis Day is about people joining together and mobilizing to fight arthritis, a disabling disease that affects 46 million people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world,” says Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Dr. John H. Klippel.
Observed every year on Oct. 12 since 1996, World Arthritis Day is part of a global awareness initiative by the United Nations-endorsed Bone and Joint Decade. This year’s theme is “Let’s Work Together.” A key aim is to increase awareness of the 100+ forms of arthritis and to call on individuals and policymakers to take action to reduce the burden of arthritis.
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