Friday, January 27, 2012

Help us change the way the world sees Autoimmune Arthritis

Are you tired of hearing, "Oh, it's JUST arthritis. I have that in my ____." "I take Aleve for my arthritis." And if you are a parent of a JA child how about, "Are you sure it's arthritis? He's not old enough to have ARTHRITIS!" I am!

Here's how you can help change the way the world looks at people with AUTOIMMUNE arthritis DISEASES. The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement is looking for photos of children and adults, of all ages and races from all over the world, who have the diseases IAAM defines as autoimmune arthritis -- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Sjogren's Syndrome (SS), Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), Still's Disease, Juvenile Arthritis (JA), Mixed and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Diseases (MCTD/UCTD)

via IAAM on Facebook,
IAAM will soon be starting our advertising for World Autoimmune Arthritis Day. In doing this, we are searching for photos of EACH of the diseases we represent. We would be asking for 2 photos from the same person: The first SHOWS the disease- nodules, fever, fatigue, rashes, xrays, inflammation of various body parts. The 2nd would be a portrait style photo (headshot) of the same person. You must be willing to have BOTH images published, first names only used. We will select 15-20 photos based on impact, male to female and adult to child ratio, ethnicity representation and need to include all disease strands. If you are interested, please email to request additional details! Pass it on!

For more information about this project, please contact Tiffany at 


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