Did you know there are over one million people living with some form of arthritis in Ireland, including more than 1,200 children.

There are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lupus.


Arthritis Ireland delivers its very successful self-management programmes, such as Living Well with Arthritis and Behind the Pain mental health programme, as well as organising Be Active with Arthritis, an adapted exercise programme developed by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. 

Arthritis Ireland also operates a helpline which offers users a valuable source of trusted information and support.

With the continuous support of fundraisers like this one Arthritis Ireland has been able to invest over 2 million into research in the past six years, establishing centres of arthritis and rheumatology research at TCD and UCD. 

"Fundraising income at the charity has been significantly impacted over the last few years by the pandemic," said CEO Grainne O’Leary. “The extraordinary generosity of the public is what enables us to deliver services for people with arthritis all over the country".

Group of mini marathon women in front of Arthritis Ireland office.


Will you take part in this years Vhi Women's Mini Marathon 2023 in support of Arthritis Ireland?

First register today on the following link: www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie

Then register with Arthritis Ireland to get your fundraising pack and create your own fundraising page which can be shared on social media. 


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