Supporters from all over the world have been Waving for World Arthritis Day, as shown by our fabulous waving photomontage (right). There’s still time for you to get involved in our campaign – upload your waving photographs and videos now and help us to reach our aspiration of capturing 100,000 people waving their support for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of RMDs so it’s important to make sure everyone in your waving photo or video supports this fantastic cause. Waving hands, waving flags, waving in unusual places – get creative with your waving and help us spread the word about World Arthritis Day!
Every person seen waving in support of World Arthritis Day counts; the more people you can show waving in your photographs and videos, the faster we can reach our target! There’s also no limit to the number of photographs and videos you can upload at a time so start photographing and videoing people waving for World Arthritis Day and tell your friends and networks to do the same! You can upload your photographs and videos from a computer, tablet, iPhone, Android phone or Windows phone in five easy steps.
A toolkit has been developed for National Organisations representing people with RMDs to help them promote the Waving for World Arthritis Day campaign. In this toolkit you will find guidance, logos, graphics, text and press materials for you to adapt and translate for use in your countries to help promote this campaign. Click here to download the toolkit.
Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) encompass more than 200 different conditions including inflammatory diseases from rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondilitis to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. In the industrialized world RMDs affect more individuals than any other disease group.