** In the Detroit Area? It’s Derby Time!
Join us at our annual fundraising luncheon and auction on May 3, 2014. Click here for information!
***ATTENTION TEACHERS !!! AARDA has launched a FREE autoimmune curriculum for grades 3-8 that align with the Common Core Standards. It features the video which is being show to kids at the 3rd Science & Engineering Festival in DC this week (see below article).
Click here to read the press release: FINAL Release_Autoimmune_Curriculum 4-21-14 (2)
Click here to download the curriculum: www.themailbox.com/immunesystem
**AARDA is proud to be an Official Partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held April 24-27, in Washington, DC. This two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. More information.
**ATTN RESEARCHERS May 16-18-, 2014
The Microbiome and Autoimmune Disease
a Noel R. Rose Colloquium on Autoimmunity
Click on the picture below for more information…..
**A News Briefing, presented by the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups (NCAPG) was held Tuesday, March 18 at the Press Club in DC, in honor of March which was National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month. The topic was the “Status of Autoimmune Disease in the Age of the Affordable Care Act.
**We’re collecting data on how the Affordable Care Act has impacted autoimmune disease patients and their families. Please let us know! Fill out this survey
Please think of us! 50 Million Americans have an autoimmune disease. If every one of the 50 million would donate just $1, we would have the means to fundamentally change the landscape of autoimmune disease knowledge and understanding. Please consider donating. Let’s change the autoimmune world now. It is also a thoughtful way to send a memorial or a tribute to someone DONATE
**Ready to learn? Check out our Patient Education Courses
**Read the June 2013 newsletter InFocus here
**The Autoimmune Walks are over for the season–but the Virtual Walk is still ongoing. Check out the AutoimmuneWalk web site
**AARDA receives coveted highest 4-star rating. We’re proud to say that we have earned our second consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. What does this mean? It means we are fiscally healthy and committed to accountability and transparency in all we do! Read the letter here.
**AARDA Launches “3-Second Adherence” Public Service Campaign — Offers Patients New, Free Tool to Aid in Treatment Decision-Making, Provides Doctors and Patients New Strategies for Improving Communication
- Read the Press Release
- New patient brochure: Weighing the Risk, Understanding the Benefits download
- Watch the videos on youtube
**AARDA Launches “My Autoimmune Story” Video Series Emmy-nominated Actress Kellie Martin Shares Her Story, Calls on Others to Share Theirs, Too
- Watch Kellie’s Video
- Read the press release
- Do you know your Family’s AQ? How likely you or a loved one is to develop an autoimmune disease? Do you need diagnostic tips? Download article here
50 Million Americans have an autoimmune disease. If every one of the 50 million would donate just $1, it would fundamentally change the landscape of autoimmune disease knowledge and understanding. Please consider donating. Let’s change the autoimmune world now. Donate
**Doing some Spring/Summer shopping online? Support AARDA while you shop! Learn more
**Read about AARDA’s Grassroots Fundraising Team and about other Volunteer opportunities here
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