Two events will take place in Larnaca on October 9 and 12 to mark “World Rheumatology Day”, which has been celebrated on October 12 since 1996 by the International Rheumatology and Arthritis Organisation.
“This day is commemorated every year with various events, with the aim of informing and raising awareness among the public, the relevant bodies and people diagnosed with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and their relatives,” Larnaca municipality said in an announcement.
The association’s message is “care for a better quality of life”.
This year, the Cyprus Rheumatology Association is organising a campaign to support rheumatology patients through the activities “Wear Me” and “Walk for Rheumatology” scheduled on October 9 and 12 in Larnaca, promoting the value of early diagnosis.
The first event on October 9 will include an information booth on the street in front of the central platform of the Finikoudes promenade from 10:00 am to 6 pm.
A symbolic march “I walk with the Rheumatism Patients” will take place on the pedestrian walkway in front of the Central Platform at Finikoudes and along the coastal road up to the castle starting at 10.30 in the morning.
On October 12, the nationwide campaign “Wear me” will take place, which will see celebrities, companies, shops and citizens donning the association’s jersey and posting a photo on social media, as a symbolic sign of support for rheumatology sufferers.