Monday, October 10, 2011

October 12th Is World Arthritis Day!

The Arthritis Foundation is joining a global effort on October 12, World Arthritis Day, to increase awareness of the many forms of arthritis and to call on individuals and policymakers to take action. Observed every year since 1996, World Arthritis Day is part of a global initiative by the United Nations-endorsed Bone and Joint Decade. A main goal is to increase awareness of the 100+ forms of arthritis.

What's Going On in New York?

  • Empire State Building Lighting: The Empire State Building will honor World Arthritis Day on October 12, 2011 by shining its world-famous tower lights in all blue! Pretty cool, huh?

    Good Morning America: Tune in at 6:30am on the 12th in Times Square (44th and Broadway) to show your support during the live broadcasting of Good Morning America.

Healing Hands for Arthritis: Massage therapy can help get you moving by easing painful symptoms of arthritis. On World Arthritis Day, over 700 Massage Envy locations will join the fight against arthritis. Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, will donate $10 from every one-hour massage and facial to support the Arthritis Foundation’s efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis. Appointments are now being accepted for the Healing Hands for Arthritis event. To schedule your massage or facial appointment, contact your local Massage Envy clinic.

Help spread the word; help spread the awareness!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Maya, I hadn't heard of this. I'll spread the word.