Posted by: ugleepen | May 10, 2012

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. This year, the Arthritis Foundation is asking America to “Go Blue for Arthritis,” in an effort to get people talking about arthritis and the need for more arthritis research.

“To support the estimated 50 million Americans afflicted with arthritis, we want you to GO BLUE! Blue clothes, blue bracelets, blue buttons, blue stickers, blue hair, blue shoes, and blue socks! If it is blue, we want to see you in it!”

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 different types of arthritis and arthritis-related conditions.  It is also the largest private not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants.

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and The Arthritis Foundation says “May is a Great Month to…”

1. Join the Team – Walk for Arthritis. The Arthritis Walk is the Foundation’s annual nationwide event that supports public awareness and raises critical funds for arthritis research.

2. Give Hope Through Heroes. Celebrate a loved one by giving a Hope Through Heroes tribute gift in their name. You can honor their life by sharing their inspirational story. Your contribution provides important resources to fund the research for arthritis cures.

3. Learn More About Arthritis and Diabetes. Learn about the relationship between these two diseases and how they overlap, and how treatment and self-management can improve the outcomes of both.

4. Help Those with Arthritis. Help improve the lives of the now 50 million men, women, and children who suffer from arthritis by supporting The Arthritis Foundation.

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2012, The Arthritis Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

If you suffer from arthritis, one of the ways you can improve the quality of your life is to use an ergonomic pen whenever you write. Handwriting can be a painful process when your fingers and hands are stressed by arthritis. The UGLee Pen has been scientifically designed to be a comfort pen – one that supports your hand and allows it to relax during any writing process.

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