National Arthritis Week appeal resources This National Arthritis Week, 20-26 April show your support for people with arthriits. Pleae help me make a difference by making a donation to help us continue to make a positive difference to people living with this often invisible and misunderstood disease.We work to ensure that every person living with arthritis in Ireland is supported to live a full and active life, having access to appropriate health services and treatments. We offer an enhanced quality of life for people living with arthritis, minimising the devastating effects that arthritis can have on lives. With your support, we are able to: Drive research to identify the causes and improve our understanding of arthritis, and ultimately to find a cure Operate our Helpline, which answers over 2,000 calls every year from people looking for support, information and advice. Run over 40 Self-Management courses around Ireland each year which gives people with arthritis the tools they need to manage their arthritis more effectively Provide local support to people in communities all over Ireland through our 20 branches which organize information evenings, walking groups and other exercise events Without your support much of what we do would simply not be possible.