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I am the co-founder of the International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by raising global awareness, providing wellness alternatives, and uniting resources that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. On May 20th, 2014, we will be hosting the 3rd Annual World Autoimmune Arthritis Day. In last year’s event, 38 organizations (non-profit and government) from around the globe participated, and we estimate receiving approximately 30,000 unique visitors. We predict this year we will have 40-60 organizations participating, and up to 50,000 unique visitors – if not more!
—Guest Tami Brown

XY Chromosomal Variation Awareness Month

The Focus Foundation works with and researches children that have X & Y Chromosomal Variations, dyslexia and dyspraxia. Many of these children are affected with reading and learning issues that were previously undiagnosed but are preventable or treatable. I am supporting The Focus Foundation and the national X & Y Chromosomal Variations Awareness Month because current research indicates that ONE in 500 births have an X &Y Chromosomal Variation. This is a staggering statistic and when you think that 75% of these children and their families WILL NEVER know! Let's change this and help spread awareness to find the more than 500,000 undiagnosed forgotten children. One out of every 900 live births has XXX Disorder, which contributes to learning disabilities, language impairment, motor planning deficits, reading dysfunction, attention disorders and behavioral problems. With the proper diagnosis and help, these children can succeed at higher education and lead productive, independent lives.
—Guest Carole Samango-Sprouse

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

I am co-founder of the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by raising global awareness, providing wellness alternatives, and uniting resources that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. On May 20th, 2013, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual World Autoimmune Arthritis Day. Various events will be held throughout the day at the official World Autoimmune Arthritis Day website: http://www.http://www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org/ EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: 1) This event is held online, globally, and begins at 6am ET/USA on May 19th and ends at 5am ET/USA on May 21st (47 hours, covering every time zone worldwide for the duration of May 20th.) 2) Presentations- (10)* downloadable, educational presentations will be available. Topics will range from physical and emotional challenges to tips on dealing with these diseases. 3) Resource Center- This area will contain a lis
—Guest Tami Brown

Please add our Awareness Date May 2012

I am co-founder of a 501(c)3 non-profit, the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement, committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by raising global awareness, providing wellness alternatives, and uniting resources that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. This year, we have declared the first official World Autoimmune Arthritis Day, to be held annually on May 20th (during National Arthritis Month). Various events will be held throughout the day both at our Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/WorldAutoimmuneArthritisDay) and on the official World Autoimmune Arthritis Day website at http://www.http://www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org/ . Will you please add to your calendar of events? Thank you!
—TamiBrownIAAM

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