As many of you know, May is Arthritis Awareness Month and we’ve been celebrating the incredible warriors in our community through the #SeeArthritis initiative. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support our community has received so far. Ten thousand people have turned their profile pictures green to help raise awareness around arthritis, and now, we want YOU to share your arthritis story with us! Tell us what drives you to succeed every day with arthritis, how you exude the “Champion of Yes” mentality, and what you plan to pursue in the future.
Along with your story, send us a picture of yourself in action that epitomizes your positive outlook of conquering arthritis to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “#SeeArthritis Story.” It doesn’t matter whether you’re a mother, father, grandparent, aunt or uncle, sister or brother, young or old – we want you to raise your voice. Help us close out the month with momentum by sharing your compelling, eye-opening stories with us so that we can help the world #SeeArthritis!
We exist to conquer arthritis and the more people that know about the warriors who live with the disease, the better chance we have to achieve that. People of all ages, races and genders are afflicted with arthritis and we want the world to know!
Our National Walk to Cure Arthritis Honoree, April West, has a great attitude and remarkable resilience, but still has a difficult time just getting out of bed. “I don’t let my RA slow me down,” she says. “In the morning, I will lie there for a while until my joints kind of warm up, but I know that things have to happen and I’ve got to make them happen, and some icky, creaky joints are not going to stop me.” She’s a Champion of Yes, and has changed her profile picture to help others see that! But we need even more people telling their arthritis story!
You can send us your updated green photo, or a regular everyday photo with as much or as little of your story as you want to share. Just shoot an email to email@example.com and we will use your submission to help the world see arthritis during Arthritis Awareness Month. If you’d rather, you can post your photo on Instagram using hashtag #SeeArthritis and we will find it there! We can’t wait to hear from you!
And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to change your social media profile picture green by clicking this link. Let’s spread awareness about the seriousness of arthritis.