In conjunction with World AS Day 2018, AFM launched the ‘Will You Back Me Up?’ campaign to help raise funds for needy patients suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a painful and progressive disease that affects the spine. It primarily affects young patients who are in their late teens or early twenties, who are at the age where they are just about to start their careers.
Biologic treatments that are proven to prevent structural progression costs a patient between RM25,000 to RM50,000 a year, with continuous treatment required to help patients manage the disease.
Through the Ankylosing Spondylitis Fund, AFM aims to help AS patients get back on their feet and start moving once again.