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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.




​​What is WAAD?​

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
Charity Village
Chases Calendar of Events 2016
Deblin Design Cause Awareness Calendar
Department of Health-Australia
Disabled World
Food and Health Communications

Health Awareness Project

waad16 winners

When is WAAD?

WAAD is hosted on May 20th for the duration of all Time Zones (May 19th 6am EST - May 21st 5am EST)

Where is waad?

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.




2017 winners

​​​​​​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. 

WAAD17 Healthcare Calendar Listings

waad15 winners

Health Canada
National Health Information Center
National Wellness Institute

Power of Pain Foundation
Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development
Third Sector Awareness Dates
Time and Date
WEGO Health
Wellness Council of America
What Health

Work Smart, Live Smart



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