The following Nonprofits are tuning up their race cars so YOU can drive in their honor during #WAAD17. We will continue adding teams through May 15th, 2017 so please make sure to check back soon!
If you are a nonprofit interested in participating in WAAD17, please email Project Manager, Tiffany Westrich-Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR): The European counterpart to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), EULAR works hard year around to ensure diseases are researched & treatments are available for those who need them. EULAR is coming back for their 5th year, but their 1st as a Nonprofit Race Team (prior they were an information Kiosk). Fire up that engine, EULAR is ready to win WAAD17! https://www.eular.org/
Canadian Spondylitis Association: The CSA has also been a supporter of this event from its' inception in 2012 - and now they have a bigger social media presence than ever before so there's no stopping this team from driving awareness to 1,000's! Do you have spondylitis? This may be a team for you to support this year! http://www.spondylitis.ca/
Arthritis New Zealand: Welcome back our New Zealand friends for another round on the track! They are ready to peel out and burn some rubber - are you going to help them drive to victory? http://www.arthritis.org.nz/
Lupus & Allied Diseases Association, Inc: Led by WAAD16 Hero Winner, Kathleen Arntsen, LADA is already leading the way for advocacy & public policy in the USA www.nolupus.org
Arthritis Foundation (USA): Racing for the 2nd year in a row, this team is a favorite to place in 2017. Let's see if you can help make that happen! www.arthritis.org
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research:3New to WAAD in 2016, FSR is ready to put the pedal to the metal. Are you planning to be part of Team FSR? www.stopsarcoidosis.org
Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation: A crowd favorite and WAAD participant since 2012, the SSF is looking to regain their 4th place status in WAAD15. http://www.sjogrens.org/
International Still's Disease Foundation: Still's Disease supporters, this team's for you! ISDF only has a public twitter - not a public Facebook page, so they will really need your help to post and tag @StillsDisease with the #WAAD17 hashtag during the event in order to gain extra miles! www.stillsdisease.org
CreakyJoints/Global Healthy Living Foundation: Last year CJ's took 4th place, passing IFAA in the last leg of the race. Will they move up the ranks in 2017? https://creakyjoints.org/
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases: The NDB was one of the first teams to get their car back on the tracks for 2017, and they are revving their engines in the hopes of placing in the top 5 this year. Will this be your team? https://www.arthritis-research.org/
Lupus UK: A crowd f
Tell the world who you are supporting on social & invite them to play. Don't forget to include #WAAD17 so we can find you! (Example):
I'm driving 4 (TAG NONPROFIT) in #WAAD17 awareness event 4 #autoimmune #autoinflammatory #arthritis May 20. Learn more http://bit.ly/1cZJv1J
You may also download a photo of their Race Car by right clicking on the image and saving to your device, which can be used in posts.
* Mileage for Nonprofit Race Teams will be tracked from the time WAAD17 starts, at 6am EST May 19th through 12:00am/Midnight EST May 21st, so we have time to calculate the winners by the time the race ends at 5am EST on the 21st.
Kiosk participants are those who cannot, or choose not to, be part of WAAD as an Official Race Team. This may be because they are a government entity, do not have a social media presence, or are not a nonprofit. But they are still interested in spreading awareness and sharing resources! Their resources will be available during #WAAD17 and we encourage you to share them while spreading awareness.
Current Kiosks include:
IFAA: An International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory diseases with Arthritis as a major component, are the Hosts of #WAAD17, 5th place winner in WAAD15, 4th place winner in WAAD16 www.AIArthritis.org
US Pain Foundation:Grand Champion WINNER of WAAD16 https://www.uspainfoundation.org/
International Pain Foundation:3rd place winner in WAAD16, Grand Champion WINNER of WAAD15 https://powerofpain.org/
Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness & Support Foundation:3rd place winner in WAAD15,#WAAD17 Official Race Car Driver supporter Kyle Marcelli http://www.polychondritis.org/
American College of Rheumatology (ACR): The ACR is the American counterpart to EULAR, both who work hard year around to ensure diseases are researched & treatments are available for those who need them. ACR is coming back for their 5th year, but their 1st as a Nonprofit Race Team (prior they were an information Kiosk). www.rheumatology.org
Arthritis Consumer Experts/Joint Health: Canadian fire cracker, Cheryl Koehn, is team captain and she's ready to squeal out from the start line! http://jointhealth.org/
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA): A crowd favorite, no doubt - while AARDA has not yet placed in the top 5 they always give the teams a run for the trophy. Will 2017 be their year? https://www.aarda.org/
If you are an organization interested in participating in WAAD17, please email Project Manager, Tiffany Westrich-Robertson at email@example.com