Our diseases may be invisible, but we're not

September 2020 marks the 5th Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM), a national awareness event sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks™. RDAM was created to raise awareness of the 100+ conditions under the umbrella of rheumatic disease. The theme for this year’s RDAM focuses on amplifying the voices and experiences of people living with rheumatic disease to facilitate better public understanding of what it’s like to live with one of these diseases.

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Tell Your Story

Submit a Photo

Share a photo of yourself to highlight the diversity of individuals who live with rheumatic diseases.

Submit a Video

Share a short video about your experience living with a rheumatic disease.

Submit in Writing

Tell us what it’s like to live with a rheumatic disease by submitting a short quote.

Take Action

Help other patients and the broader rheumatology community by sending a pre-written email to your lawmakers.


Rheum4You Resources

Rheum4You is the blog and newsletter from the Simple Tasks team that serves as a trustworthy, rheumatologist-approved resource for individuals seeking health and wellness information, updates on the latest clinical guidelines and research developments, and health policy issues impacting patient care. Rheum4You subscribers will receive health and wellness information, advocacy updates, and patient engagement opportunities.







  • Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

Highlighting Your RDAM Stories

September 28, 2020|

For our 5th Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM) we saw people from all walks of life telling their stories and amplifying the voices and [...]

  • RDAM Patient Spotlight: Jill Abbott

RDAM Patient Spotlight: Meet Jill Abbott

September 21, 2020|

Before I was diagnosed with my rheumatic disease, I was constantly suffering from health issues such as pain in my feet, dry eyes, facial numbness [...]