Laura Shepard, Organizer for the Queens Women’s Ride used her megaphone to remind the 370 participants about the rules of the road. Enthusiastic cyclists relished their chance to take to the streets to make their voices heard. It’s time there were more bike lanes, making streets safe for women to ride they would say.
Do you know what the major cause of serious chronic disease is in America? The answer – autoimmune disease of which there are more than 100 types. ARRDA (Auto Immune Related Diseases Association, Inc.) explains, “One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association’s (AARDA) has launched whats known as the Auto Immune Walk nationwide to raise funds for a cure and raise awareness of the magnitude that these immune related diseases have on so many Americans. Immune diseases affect 1 in 5, that’s 20% or approximately 50 million Americans. AARDA encourages us all to get involved, because together WE CAN make a difference!
Autoimmune diseases are more common among women, becoming more prevalent for reasons unknown. Some are rare and difficult to diagnose, others are commonly known, e.g., type 1 diabetes, lupus, multiplesclerosis, rheumatoidarthritis, celiacdisease to name a few.