The Arthritis Foundation is the driving force behind Arthritis Awareness Month, which will be observed during May 2012.
Arthritis Awareness Month aims to make people more aware of arthritis. It is also a time to motivate Americans to get up and moving via the Arthritis Walk, which helps raise funds for arthritis research, support and advocacy.
May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is May 20, 2012.
Arthritis awareness does not end in May, however; World Arthritis Day will take place Friday, October 12, 2012.