Stretch for NASS is a national campaign, coinciding with World Arthritis Day (12 October), to highlight the importance of exercise for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and raise the profile of our branch network that provides regular hydrotherapy and physiotherapy sessions for people with AS.
Each year, NASS branches and individuals take part in a stretching activity or an awareness event in their local area to raise awareness of AS, exercise and their NASS branch.
Stretch for NASS is also a great opportunity to stretch that little bit further to raise funds towards the branch support and development fund that every NASS branch can access for physiotherapist training, equipment, information and awareness events. To make a donation please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/stretch4nass.
How to organise a Stretch for NASS event near you
It's easy to organise, will be fun to do and will help to raise the profile of AS throughout the UK. Everything you need to know to organise a Stretch for NASS event can be found in the simple Stretch for NASS step by step guide. We have also provided a variety of materials to help you promote your event including:
- A sample press release to attract press coverage
- An invitation for your MP
- An `I stretched for NASS` poster for individuals and
a ‘We stretched for NASS` poster for groups
for your Stretch for NASS photo