This week is National Arthritis Week in the UK. I live in Wisconsin, but you know what? Arthritis Research UK is an amazing organization and I'm happy to be helping them out this week by spreading the word. The late great Laura of Still's Life was a huge supporter of theirs and I've been working with them to try to pick up a bit where she left off, even if it isn't anything huge.
All this week, I'll be posting information in general about arthritic diseases (like I don't normally anyway haha). You can feel free to ask how to get more involved, or contact many organizations directly. A great example is World Arthritis Day, coming up this Saturday, October 12th. You can visit their site to learn more about their activities.
If you'd like to make a pledge, feel free to snag the pictures above and post "My joint effort pledge is..." with what you're planning on doing. It could be something as simple as waking up despite your arthritic/rheumatic/autoimmune disease, or as involved as volunteering with an organization. More info can be found at the Arthritis Research UK site for National Arthritis Week or by asking questions of me and others participating.
Watch for some more posts this week (GASP) and upcoming information. If you tweet or use hashtags elsewhere, the following are the hashtags for this week: #pledgend #nationalarthritisweek and #jointeffortpledge