Monday, May 19, 2014

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day!


I would like to invite you all to come join me for a live blog chat/ interview from 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. EST for World Autoimmune Arthritis Day.  Because it covers several countries and time zones, the event starts on May 19 and runs until May 21st.  There will be many, many features.  Here is a little intro video for it.  Here is the official YouTube event video.  

This link brings you to the home page for World Autoimmune Arthritis Day!  The page puts it this way:

 "Have you registered yet for World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2014 (WAAD14)?  WAAD14 is 100% ONLINE, which means you can join the convention from anywhere there is an internet connection.  It is designed for ALL people to attend, regardless of location and physical lim itations- all you need is a computer.

The convention site is built just like you are at a physical convention site, with booths to visit, Exhibition Halls, live Presenters (via "Live Chats"), and specialty features, such as this years' major event: A Day in the Life of an Autoimmune Arthritis Patient where patients can invite supporters to 'walk in my shoes for a day' by participating in challenges that mimic those faced by patients on a daily basis. " 

I was a part of this event two years ago.  This non-profit was brand new back then.  They have come a long way!  The founder, Tiffany, realized quickly after her initial diagnosis that people did not understand autoimmune arthritis at all, and that everyone seems to equate it to osteoarthritis.  While the two couldn't be more different, it takes educating people to make them understand it.  This reason is also why I blog.  It started out as a way to vent, until I realized that I was helping people.  I can assure you, that is NOT what I expected, but it's pretty cool!  :)  Anyway, please join me!  If you can't join me, there are many other people who are also doing live chats and interviews.  You have the opportunity to have questions answered.  It's volunteer run, and really has become quite the event.  Please join us if you can!  The registration info is below.  I hope that you can join us!

$5.00 USD Pre-RegistrationEntrance Fee to Live Event
May 19th 6am ET/USA-May 21st 5am ET/USA
& Access to Booths & Resources through May 31st

$7.00 USD Entrance Fee During Live Event
May 19th 6am ET/USA-May 21st 5am ET/USA
& Access to Booths & Resources through May 31st

FREE to Skip the Live Event
Access to Booths & Resources from May 21st at 5am ET/USA through May 31st

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