March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
An awareness campaign to give a voice to those living with autoimmune disease.
1-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Detroit, Mich.–Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month (ADAM) takes place in March and to mark the annual event, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) is encouraging national and local media attention through various activities.
For the month of March, AARDA will distribute various messages, graphics, and stories highlighting facts, stats, information, and people who are living with various autoimmune diseases.
AARDA is encouraging users to post a graphic with a gradient color scheme that helps raise curiosity and awareness for autoimmune disease. There is also a component of this campaign where users will paint their nails to represent their identity with autoimmune disease, whether personally or representing a loved one.
AARDA is the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity as a category of disease; promoting a collaborative research effort in order to find better treatments and a cure for all autoimmune diseases.
For more resources, personal stories, and to make a donation, please visit www.ADAMmonth.com.
Follow along on AARDA’s social media channels for #ADAM19.
About Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Disease
Of the 50 million Americans living and coping with autoimmune disease (AD), 75% are women. AD is one of the top leading causes of death of women under the age of 65. It encompasses more than 100 diseases including psoriasis, Grave’s disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and lupus. It is responsible for more than $100 billion in direct health care costs.
Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. For more information, please visit www.aarda.org.