American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is dedicated to curing autoimmune diseases and alleviating the devastating impact of autoimmune diseases through funding research and awareness. The AARDA is having its first ever Autoimmune Walk to raise funds and awareness for all autoimmune diseases. There are upcoming walks in Evanston, IL, Manhattan, NY, and even a virtual walk.
AARDA is unique because its goal is to unite patients and families of all autoimmune diseases together. The number of individuals with one particular autoimmune disease is small, however over 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. We are a large group and together we can accomplish much more. Additionally, we should all be working together because all autoimmune diseases share a common etiology and understanding it can lead to new treatments for all autoimmune diseases including Raynaud’s.