Arthritis is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. World Arthritis Day is celebrated on October 12. This day is designed to raise global awareness about all facets of the disease. Arthritis is a term used for over 100 types of Rheumatic Diseases. The other objective of celebrating this day is to reach many people who aren’t familiar with arthritis and help redefine what the disease could mean to a person beyond most people’s stereotypical definition.