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icon-jump_to Fundraise for Arthritis Australia

icon-jump_to Start fundraising for Arthritis Australia in just a few minutes

icon-jump_to Why support Arthritis Australia?

icon-jump_to Your donation can help in the following ways

icon-jump_to GoFundraise and Everyday Hero - Easy online fundraising

icon-jump_to Creating your own fundraising occasion

icon-jump_to Fundraising for an existing event, like a walk or fun run

icon-jump_to Become a member

icon-jump_to Become a sponsor

icon-jump_to Become a volunteer

icon-jump_to Make a bequest

icon-jump_to Invest in arthritis research

 


Make a donation

Your donation can help prevent, treat, manage and perhaps even one day find a cure for this condition.

icon-web_site_3 To make a donation click here

 

Special occasion donations

You can make a donation as a tribute at any time.

You may wish to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding with a donation gift registry at Arthritis Australia.

To arrange, simply contact us on 1800 111 101 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will receive a letter from us advising amount raised from your occasion. All gifts over $2.00 will receive a letter of thanks and a tax-deductible receipt.

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Fundraise for Arthritis Australia

Start fundraising for Arthritis Australia in just a few minutes

There are  two online partner sites to help you with your fundraising project, Everyday Hero and GoFundraise. Choose either and set up your own fundraising pages in just minutes!

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Why support Arthritis Australia?    
                                       

Arthritis Australia is the peak arthritis organisation in Australia and is supported by Affiliate offices in every state and territory. It works on behalf of the 3.85 million people living with arthritis.

Arthritis Australia provides:

  • support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
  • promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community and to leaders in business, industry, and government
  • funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis
  • aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed

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Your donation can help in the following ways:

Approximately $30 - Provides 30 people with basic information about arthritis and how to manage it, via our online information sheets.

Approximately $50 - Allows up to 60 people to receive our ‘10 Steps for living well with arthritis' booklet, putting them on the path to managing their arthritis.

Approximately $200 - Provides 200 people recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a disease specific booklet to help them better understand, manage and take control of their condition.

Approximately $500 - Educates at least 1000 non-English speaking people by providing bi-lingual information sheets in five different languages.

Approximately $1000 - Goes towards funding Australian researchers to continue their search into finding a cure for arthritis.

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GoFundraise and Everyday Hero - Easy online fundraising

Both of these fundraising sites make it easy to raise funds by allowing you to set up your own webpage for free. They take care of all the paper work and automatically issue tax receipts to everyone who makes a donation. This means you can spend your time focusing on your event versus administration.

Online fundraising helps Arthritis Australia to significantly reduce our administration costs. This means the funds raised by you and your supporters go directly to helping us improve the quality of life for people with arthritis.

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Creating your own fundraising occasion

You can go directly to GoFundraise or Everyday Hero websites and follow their simple steps to create your own fundraising occasion. The following information is provided to help guide you through the process; you may wish to print this page before you go to their website.   


GoFundraise

Step 1: Visit our GoFundraise page http://www.gofundraise.com.au/ and click ‘Start Fundraising’ then ‘Start Now’ OR visit our GoFundraise homepage http://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/ArthritisAustralia and click ‘Start Fundraising’.

Step 2: Sign up or use your existing login.

Step 3: Choose your fundraising occasion, options include making a difference, personal challenge or running for a cause.

Step 4: Select Arthritis Australia as your charity.

Step 5: Finalise your fundraising page by setting your fundraising period, create a page title e.g. Run4Mum and set your donation target. Make the page your own by telling your personal fundraising story.

Step 6: Share your page with your friends, family and colleagues through email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn be selecting their logo under the ‘Share to help raise more’ section (located in the right-hand column).

Need help?  If you are have difficulty setting up your account or fundraising pages contact GoFundraise on 1 300 889 272            

 

Everyday Hero

Step 1: Visit our Everyday Hero page http://www.everydayhero.com.au/charity/view?charity=822. Then click the ‘Start Here’ button located on the right-hand column under the ‘Support’ heading.

Step 2: Sign up or use your existing login.

Step 3:  Fill in your personal details, choose your page name e.g. Run4Mumand when your fundraising page will expire. Then click ‘Create Supporter Page’.

Step 4: On your newly created page you can update a variety of details, set your fundraising goal, add images and tell your own personal fundraising story. You can also create a fundraising team or join an existing team.

Step 5: Shareyour page with your friends, family and colleagues by clicking the blue ‘Share’ button and select from Facebook, Twitter and email.

Need help?  If you are have difficulty setting up your account or fundraising pages contact Everyday Hero on 1 300 798 768

 


Fundraising for an existing event like a walk or fun run:

You can go directly to GoFundraise or Everyday Hero websites and follow their instructions to fundraise for an existing event. The following information is provided to help guide you through the process; you may wish to print this page before you go to their website.   


GoFundraise

Step 1Visit our GoFundraise page http://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/ArthritisAustralia where you can see a variety of the ‘Fundraising Opportunities’, click on each event to find out more.

Step 2: Once you have found the event for you, click the page’s ‘Fundraise Now' button.

Step 3:  Sign up or use your existing login.

Step 4:  Select Arthritis Australia as your charity.

Step 5: Finalise your fundraising page by setting your fundraising period, create a page title e.g. Run4Mum and set your donation target. Make the page your own by telling your personal fundraising story.

Step 6: Share your page with your friends, family and colleagues through email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn be selecting their logo under the ‘Share to help raise more’ section (located in the right-hand column).

Need help?  If you are have difficulty setting up your account or fundraising pages contact GoFundraise on 1 300 889 272

 

Everyday Hero

Step 1: Find an event on Arthritis Australia’s Everyday Hero page http://www.everydayhero.com.au/charity/view?charity=822 and click on the event’s link to find out more.

Step 2:  Once you have found the event for you, click the page’s 'Start Fundraising' button.

Step 3: Sign up or use your existing login.

Step 4: Select Arthritis Australia as your charity.

Step 5:  Fill in your personal details, choose your page name e.g. Run4Mumand when your fundraising page will expire. Then click ‘Create Supporter Page’.

Step 6: On your newly created page you can update a variety of details, set your fundraising goal, add images and tell your own personal story. You can also create a fundraising team or join an existing team.

Step 7: Shareyour page with your friends, family and colleagues by clicking the blue ‘Share’ button and select from Facebook, Twitter and email.

Need help?  If you are have difficulty setting up your account or fundraising pages contact Everyday Hero on 1 300 798 768

 

Fundraising tip: We encourage all our fundraisers to tell the world why they are fundraising for Arthritis Australia; this allows people to connect with your story and encourages them to support you on your fundraising journey. 

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Become a member

There are many benefits to being a member of the Arthritis Australia. To find out more about membership in your state, visit your state and territory website by selecting the weblinks below:

Australian Capital Territory
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritisact.org.au

New South Wales
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritisnsw.org.au

Queensland
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritis.org.au

South Australia
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritissa.org.au

Tasmania
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritistas.org.au

Victoria
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritisvic.org.au

Western Australia
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritiswa.org.au

Northern Territory
icon-web_site_3 www.aont.org.au


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Become a sponsor

Arthritis Australia offers corporate partners unlimited opportunities to work together to reach the one in five Australians - and their families, friends and business colleagues - with arthritis.

For more information, please contact:

Arthritis Australia Level 2/255 Broadway Glebe NSW 2037 or PO Box 550 Broadway NSW 2007

Phone: 1800 111 101

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Become a volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of our organisation and make our services possible. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to provide thousands of Australians with our wide range of information, education and support services. Our volunteers are valued! To find out more about becoming a volunteer in your state, visit your state and territory website bellow:

Australian Capital Territory
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritisact.org.au

New South Wales
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritisnsw.org.au

Queensland
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritis.org.au

South Australia
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritissa.org.au

Tasmania
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritistas.org.au

Victoria
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritisvic.org.au

Western Australia
icon-web_site_3 www.arthritiswa.org.au

Northern Territory
icon-web_site_3 www.aont.org.au


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Make a bequest

Thank you for considering Arthritis Australia as a beneficiary in your Will.

Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability and pain in Australia affecting one in five Australians. The Arthritis Foundation of Australia supports research into arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, promotes awareness through the provision of information and provides community education to health professionals and those affected by these conditions.

It is important that a bequest is worded correctly. For the most effective wording options for including a bequest in a Will – either your own or that of a family or friend (or, if you are a solicitor, a client), or any other information on making a bequest, please contact:

CEO Ainslie Cahill

Ph: 9518 4441

Freecall: 1800 111 101

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your enquiry will be dealt with in strict confidence.

Arthritis Australia is a non-Government agency. We appreciate your generosity.

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Invest in arthritis research

The total cost of arthritis to the Australian economy was estimated to be $23.9 billion by Access Economics in 2007. The average cost of arthritis per person per year is $6200; 61% of arthritis costs are borne by the individuals themselves.
Arthritis is not yet curable but with early and proper diagnosis as well as a customised management plan, it can be controlled.
Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis has improved markedly as understanding of the disease process improves. With early aggressive therapy using the new designer agents, remission can be achieved in over 50% of patients.

If you would like to read the full information sheet about health research and you, please click here or if you would like to know more about how you can make a donation towards arthritis research email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research holds the key to more effective treatments of arthritis.

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Reviewed and updated January 2014

 

 
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