World AUTOimmune & AUTOinflammatory Arthritis Day is an online, annual awareness event designed to mimic an actual car race, complete with live breaking news, rallies (awareness posts), two dozen Nonprofit "Race Teams" and additional information kiosks. This 47 hour event, which is the duration of May 20th throughout all time zones, aims to bring awareness to those autoimmune & autoinflammatory diseases with arthritis as a major component. A feature focus is to differentiate this type from the more common version of arthritis - Osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis. #ArthritisHasTypes
Putting the "AUTO" in AUTOimmune & AUTOinflammatory Arthritis Awareness - YOU are in the Driver's Seat!
If you want to help your favorite Nonprofit Race Teams earn mileage points towards winning WAAD17, simply tag them/mention them in your share! See which Nonprofit Race Teams are participating. You can also write your OWN awareness posts – just use the hashtag #WAAD17! (And tag your Nonprofit Race Teams if you want to help them earn mileage points). We also encourage you to use popular racing hashtags (like #NASCAR) to try and drive awareness into new communities.
Top Left: 3rd Place - Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness & Support Foundation
Top Right: 2nd Place - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Bottom: Grand Champions - International Pain Foundation
Not Pictured: 4th place winner Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation & 5th place winner IFAA
World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day is recognized on the following calendars internationally:
American Institute for Preventative Medicine
Australian Government Department of Health & Aging
Better Health Channel
Care Aware Calendar
Chases Calendar of Events 2016
Deblin Design Cause Awareness Calendar
Department of Health-Australia
Food and Health Communications
Health Awareness Project
WAAD is hosted on May 20th for the duration of all Time Zones (May 19th 6am EST - May 21st 5am EST)
Online via Facebook & Twitter. The official WAAD pages are located at Facebook& Twitter in addition to this website. Participating Nonprofit Race Teams and organization supporters also share posts on their social media pages. The public (YOU) log on to your Facebook & Twitter accounts, share posts or write your own during the event.
WAAD was established by the IFAA - an International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory diseases with Arthritis as a major component - in 2012 on May 20th. This virtual car race event runs for 47 continuous hours - the duration of May 20th in every global time zone. To locate your corresponding time zone click here. Use New York, New York as your EST city, then add your city to translate time zones.
National Health Information Center
National Wellness Institute
Power of Pain Foundation
Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development
Third Sector Awareness Dates
Time and Date
Wellness Council of America
Work Smart, Live Smart
A VIRTUAL AUTO RACE TO BRING AWARENESS TO AUTOIMMUNE & AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASES WITH ARTHRITIS AS A MAJOR COMPONENT