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Arthritis Awareness Week

Arthritis Awareness Week
It’s Time to Move
29 May – 4 June 2016

Arthritis Awareness Week is the time when we ask everyone living with arthritis, their families and friends to join together and stand up for everyone living with arthritis. Together we can break down the stereotypes around arthritis and raise our voices for more funding for research into treatments, potential cures and better access to services.

Arthritis Queensland is running a 10,000 Step Challenge for Arthritis Awareness Week (29 May – 4 June) to raise awareness of the challenges facing over 600,000 men, women and children with arthritis.  Physical activity is recommended by health professionals as one of the best treatments for arthritis, and is also a way for all of us to keep our joints healthy! Register now and make every step count!

We can’t do this on our own, but as a team we can join together, support each other and achieve more. We will be setting group challenges and sharing the journey. Sign up today!

The Challenge:

Challenge your friends, family or colleagues to get active every day for seven days during Arthritis Awareness Week.  Individuals and teams can set a goal that works for them:

  • 10,000 steps a day (or any challenge that works for that person or group)
  • Walk, bike, swim, dance, do yoga – define the activity that works for you
  • Commit as a team to walk the distance of the Great Wall of China, Mount Everest, or the Great Ocean Road!
  • Participate in our corporate challenge. For more information download the flyer.

Get Started:

  • Sign up online at and register as a part of team or for an individual challenge. 
  • Raise funds for arthritis services and research into a cure by sharing on social media and asking friends and family to donate. 
  • For more information call 1800 011 041.
  • For more information on walking and arthritis read our TimeToMove guide and walking plan.

Download our posters and memes:

Promote Arthritis Awareness Week and the 10,000 Step Challenge in your workplace, club or on social media.
Poster (small)
Poster (large)
Corporate Invitation
Club Invitation
Time to Move meme

Participate in a Time To Move activity

Event Host Date and Time Location More Information
Arthritis Queensland 29th May, 9:30am Riverside Green Playground area, South Bank
Join us for the official launch of the event and a 1km or 2km walk. For more details or to RSVP click here.
Zenko Yoga
29th May - 4th June (various times) 5 Lutana Street, Buddina
Free yoga for challenge participants. Visit for more details or view the flyer here.
Stepz Fitness 31st May, 6pm 480 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove Arthritis Friendly fitness session
Plus Fitness Nerang 1st June, 5:45pm 5/94 Spencer Road
Arthritis friendly group circuit class - $10 per person with all funds going to Arthritis Queensland. View the flyer here.
1RM Training
3rd June. 6:30am
Brisbane botanical Gardens (meet at Edward Street gates)
Arthritis friendly fitness session

Your gift will help fund self-management courses, education seminars and will provide individual support for people living with arthritis.