World AS Day Highlights

Thank you to everyone who participated in World AS Day in May!

We were delighted to see so many of our members using the social media assets and other resources to raise awareness.

We are excited to start planning for World AS Day 2022. Please save the date for Saturday 7 May 2022.

Thank you to all of our members who participated in World AS Day; here’s a taster of what happened…

Ankylosing Spondylitis Group of Australia Queensland presented to rheumatologists, organised a picnic/exercise day on World AS Day and promoted the campaign on social media

AntarDhwani – Ankylosing spondylitis society in Ahmedabad India, launched a book about Ankylosing Spondylitis and held a virtual event for rheumatologists, spine specialists, psychologists, GPs and patients

Association France Spondyloarthrites hosted a Hatha Yoga session and health and emotion coaching session on YouTube

Axial Spondyloarthritis Association of South Africa held a virtual workshop focused on emotional wellbeing

Bulgarian Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Society translated our WASD materials into Bulgarian 

Canadian Spondylitis Association held a number of webinars in support of WASD as well as encouraging participation in Walk Your AS Off

CEADE Coordinadora Española de Asociaciones de Espondiloartritis shared our WASD material on social media

Magyar Bechterewesek Egyesülete, Hungary, released two videos of discussions focused on the importance of movement and the connection between exercise and mental health. The videos can be viewed on their website.

National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society in UK hosted a meeting of the All Parliamentary Group for Axial Spondyloarthritis which focused on mental health.

Spafo Norway reached 19,216 people through their social media from March to 8 May.

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