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This September, the ACR and Simple Tasks™ recognizes the fifth annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM) with an awareness campaign that focuses on amplifying patient voices and experiences.
The campaign theme, “My Disease May Be Invisible, But I’m Not,” spotlights the diverse experiences of individuals who live with chronic and sometimes debilitating rheumatic diseases that affect more than 54 million adults and an estimated 300,000 children in the U.S. In a recent survey, two-thirds of Americans living with rheumatic disease reported their disease sometimes feels invisible because they “don’t look sick” to those around them – a finding that illustrates the continued need to increase awareness and end the stigma surrounding chronic diseases.
Throughout the month of September, patients living with rheumatic disease are encouraged to submit a photo, video or a few of their own words describing their experience living with an invisible disease, or submit a letter to the editor of their local newspaper discussing this year’s survey findings. Patient submissions will be posted in the “Tell Your Story” gallery on the Simple Tasks website and shared on social media throughout the month using the hashtag #RDAM.
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Do you have a compelling story to share about how your rheumatic disease affects every day simple tasks? Or about the importance of working with your rheumatologist? By sharing your experience with us, you can help influence policymakers to ensure more favorable policy for people living with a rheumatic disease. Share your story with the American College of Rheumatology.