Ritje declared October 3 as World Multiple System Atrophy Day in 2010 and has worked tirelessly to promote this. Because of Ritje we all light candles at 8pm so the unbroken chain of light travels around the world hour by hour. Collectively we count miles walked and attempt to circle the globe. All to symbolize our unity in the fight against MSA.
Ritje is the founder of World Multiple System Atrophy Day celebrated around the globe on Oct 3rd by all who walk, run, cycle or roll and count up the miles to collectively circle the earth in unity of awareness for this rare disease. Ritje also recognizes excellence of others who advocate for the disease through her creation of the JiePie awards. — Pam
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