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National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Maidenhead, UK, September 2011 – To raise awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - a chronic, progressive and disabling autoimmune disease – and to raise vital funds for NRAS, the only patient led charity which focuses specifically on the disease, Team 10 NRAS will push CEO Ailsa Bosworth in her wheelchair around the Great North Run on 18th September 2011. The team pushing Ailsa for the 13.1 mile course includes rheumatology medical professionals Professor David Scott, NRAS Chief Medical Advisor and Dr Chris Deighton one of the charity’s medical advisors, who will be returning to the place of his medical studies to take part in the run. Also joining the team is Ailsa’s daughter, Anna.

The Great North Run forms part of a larger awareness and fundraising programme during 2011, as the charity celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Supporters,...

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