Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
Over 100 Unique Conditions. One Common Element.

Coping with Autoimmune Disease

There are more than 100 known autoimmune diseases affecting 1 in 5 Americans. Be an #AutoimmuneWarrior  and help us raise awareness and funding for autoimmune research towards a cure.


50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease comprising a major U.S. health crisis.


There are 100+ autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), vasculitis and Addison’s disease.


Autoimmune disease tend to “cluster” in families. For example, if your grandmother had lupus, you could be at greater risk for developing an autoimmune disease.


On average it takes women 2.5 years of searching before getting a correct diagnosis, while it takes men almost 3 years.


75% of the people who have an autoimmune disease are women.


The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical, and efficient manner.

AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a comprehensive focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of over 100 serious chronic diseases. Approximately 50 million Americans — or one in five people — suffer from autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates say 75% of those affected are women. Still, autoimmunity is rarely discussed as a women’s health issue.

Did You Know…

AARDA is the only national organization dedicated to addressing the problem of autoimmunity, the major cause of over 100 serious chronic diseases.

AARDA voices the needs and concerns of those affected by autoimmune diseases to state and federal governments through its Advocacy and Government Relations Program

AARDA provides patients with information through its national toll-free patient information line: 800-598-4668.

AARDA is a member of the International Alliance of Patient Organizations.

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ADAM Events

AARDA Spring Benefit

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Autoimmune Walk

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm