I didn’t want to bleat on about this too early as people might get bored if I bleated on about it a lot. But it’s less than a month now until Walk Your AS Off 2016.
For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s a Worldwide awareness raising event every year throughout May (World Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness month) to raise awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis. And this year is its first time as a fully registered charity in its own right. If you’d like to join in then all you need to do is register on the website and record how many steps you take each day. Last year we were able to walk all the way to Mars!
There are lots of teams around the world and there’s a bit of friendly competition. But the important thing is raising awareness. Fundraising is also welcomed (obviously), and I’m a member of the Orange Apples who raise money for NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society), the UK AS charity.
And speaking of NASS, this year is a very special one for them. 2016 is their 40th anniversary. They’re doing loads of things to celebrate. And for the North East folk, there are a bunch of people who are arranging a huge fun day at Heaton Stannington Football Club on 1st May 2016. So feel free to head down!
I’m also really grateful to the Fun Bunnies at work as we’re having a Star Wars Day celebration that’s going to tie in with AS and Arthritis Awareness.
So expect to see a lot more from me over the next couple of months…