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9 Ways to Advocate for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Hands holding blue ribbons, toning background

Woman taking selfie

Talking about RA


Woman wearing blue

Wearing blue


What is you story question

Your story of RA


Marathon athletes legs running on city road

Arthritis walks and runs


United States Capital Building

You. On the Hill.


Help, support, advice, guidance signpost

Start something strong


Multiethnic Group of People Planning Ideas

Attend conferences


Scientist In Laboratory

Help researchers


Woman smiling

Be yourself


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.