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for World Arthritis Day 2015

Monday, 12th October

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It's in your hands, take action

We are excited to announce the theme for World Arthritis Day 2015 and 2016 – 'It's in your hands, take action'. Our aim is to encourage people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) along with their carers, healthcare professionals, policy-makers, researchers and the general public to seize every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMDs.

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To bring our theme to life in 2015, we are asking people around the globe to take action for World Arthritis Day by sharing a 'High 5' on social media using the hashtag #WADHigh5.

We are planning a range of exciting activities that everyone can get involved in to raise awareness.

Watch this space for more information!

Tools for You

Browse through the 'Tools for You' pages to find a wealth of fantastic information and resources for individuals with RMDs to download in English; ranging from guidance for managing your condition through to handy tips to eat well, stay active and keep fit. For organisations wanting to produce materials, we have artwork and design templates. Materials for the 2015 activities will also be available shortly.

Let us know how you get on and contact us, or if you are planning an event, post it!

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