April is Spondyloarthritis (SpA) Awareness Month

This year, the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) will be implementing several initiatives to boost our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the disease; educate the general public and medical community on its symptoms to reduce delays in proper diagnosis; advocate for funding to support medical research to find a cure; and support programs to assist those who are impacted to live their lives to the fullest through available treatment options and support.

Get Involved:

Help the SAA to support SpA Awareness Month 2018. Download easy-to-use tools from our 2018 Toolkit.


A Sample Proclamation and Letter to Request Support of the Proclamation have been posted to our website. Please download, personalize and send them to your Mayor.
→ Sample Proclamation Letter
→ Sample Letter to Request Support

Social Media Hashtags

  • #ThinkSpondy
  • #SpondyWhat
  • #SpotSpondy

Social Media Cover Photo

Please download these Facebook and Twitter covers and use them for your social accounts during April.
→ Facebook: 1 in 100
→ Facebook: Signs & symptoms
→ Facebook: SpotSpondy
→ Facebook: SpA Awareness Month
→ Twitter: 1 in 100
→ Twitter: Diversity
→ Twitter: Doctor

Social Media Cards

We’ve created personas and writing prompts to represent some of the stories we encounter within our community. Submit your own stories around the characters and prompts and share them on your social accounts.

Interactive poll

Take our interactive poll. Can you spot the person with Spondylitis?
We’ll draw at random from those who respond with the correct answer on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Those who are selected will receive one of our SAA Swag bags or an Ergo cushion.

Out of Home Ads

In our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of Spondyloarthritis within the general public and medical community, the SAA is running OOH (Out-of-home) advertisements throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Please feel free to reach out to us to learn more about our available resources and support.


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Spondylitis Association of America

16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406



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or (818) 892-1616
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