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Riding for Rheumatoid Arthritis Research - Media Release 29 March 2016

Canberra to Adelaide - Research is the answer

A group of cyclists are ‘Riding for Arthritis’, departing from Parliament House Canberra at 10.00am on Thursday March 31, then winding their way through Jugiong, Wagga, Jerilderie, Wakool, Swan Hill, Ouyen, Pinnaroo and Murray Bridge before arriving in Adelaide, scheduled for 4pm on Friday April 8.


Chris Barrie has put the cycling team together to raise funds for Arthritis Australia’s National Research Program, specifically related to rheumatoid arthritis research.  His partner 29yo Deanne Johnson…(who Chris has been with for 7 years) has been living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 12 years – from the age of 17.  Dee’s mother also has Rheumatoid Arthritis.

To read the complete media release please click here.

Updated March 2016


Kids get arthritis too - 16 March 2015

Please support our campaign to raise awareness of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) for Arthritis Awareness Week, 15-21 March 2015. Just post a photo of yourself as a child or with your favourite childhood possession such as a toy or balloon on Facebook or Twitter (#KidsGetArthritisToo).


JIA is a painful, autoimmune form of arthritis that can cause severe joint damage and permanent disability.

Most people don’t know that kids get arthritis, but JIA affects 6000 Australian children including babies and toddlers.


Kids get arthritis too - Media release


Time to Move: JIA report The report addresses how to improve care of people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis


JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis) information sheets:

In response to parents' needs, 22 additional JIA information sheets have been developed by the
Australian Paediatric Rheumatology Group and Arthritis Australia.



Reviewed and updated March 2015


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