The BIA works with one chosen UK charity each year: connecting them the influential thought leaders within our strong ecosystem of corporate businesses, networks, academia, and associates.
The BIA Gala Dinner is our major fundraiser for the chosen charity partnership of the year, during which we hold a silent charity auction. All donations and profits from the auction go to the charity.
Charity partnership of the year 2020: Versus Arthritis
There are 18 million people living with arthritis and related conditions in the UK. That’s one in four people, with half of those living in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition slowly intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family or move free from pain. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.
Alongside volunteers, healthcare professionals, decision makers and researchers we do everything we can to push back against arthritis.
Together, we develop breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority and support people with arthritis whenever they need it. We’re making real progress. But there’s still a long way to go, and we won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis. We are Versus Arthritis.
Find out more at: www.versusarthritis.org