This year, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary and have some exciting events planned – watch this space!
CELEBRATE WITH US
We encourage all members to help us celebrate by hosting an arthritis fundraiser in honour of the founders of the first New South Wales arthritis support groups in your home town. For example, you could bake cakes to share with friends, have a sausage sizzle or invite your neighbours or colleagues to dress in arthritis blue for a day.
These celebrations may coincide with Arthritis Awareness Week (starts 28 May), World Arthritis Day (12 October) or the official month we became a registered charity – November.
Help us raise $50,000 for our 50th year.
Whatever you decided to do, please register your celebration with us before it happens and send us some photos and a description of your activity after the event so we can share it in Arthritis Matters, future blogs and on social media to build awareness of community support for people living with arthritis and osteoporosis.
ARE YOU TURNING 50 THIS YEAR TOO?
If you were born in 1967, please let us know. There could be a special role you can play in our celebrations.
If you’re a budding historian and able to volunteer your time, we would gratefully appreciate any assistance in compiling stories from the arthritis community, particularly around the theme of:
“A community free from arthritis at 50 and beyond”
Do you remember the first time you connected with a representative of the Foundation?
Please email us to share your story (with dates, if known) – as we hope to publish a series of ‘member memories’ during the year.
DID YOU KNOW…
We’ve gone through several name changes since we were first founded in 1967? The organisation has been called:
- Arthritis & Rheumatism Aid Society
- The Arthritis & Rheumatism Patient Aid Society
- The Arthritis & Rheumatism Council
- The Arthritis Foundation of Australia (NSW)
- Arthritis NSW (inc. Osteoporosis NSW)
- Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and joining with you to celebrate the wonderful support offered by loyal members to their friends and the community.