Take a Pie to the Face for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day!
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Take a Pie to the Face for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day!

A pie to the face?! Yes, you heard right!
Saturday, June 30th is Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) awareness day!
It is our duty here at Patient Worthy to shine a light on the rare diseases that don’t often get discussed – and AMC is certainly one of them!
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita refers to the development of multiple joint contractures affecting two or more areas of the body prior to birth.
A contracture occurs when a joint becomes permanently fixed in a bent or straightened position, which can impact the function and range of motion of the joint and may lead to muscle atrophy.
AMC is not a specific diagnosis, but rather a physical symptom that can be associated with many different medical conditions.
Two of the most common forms of AMC are amyoplasia and a group of genetic disorders called the distal arthrogryposes.
To read more about AMC, including causes and common symptoms, click here!
So…back to this whole pie business!
The Arthrogryposis Multplex Congenita Support Inc. (AMCSI) sponsors the AMC Pie Challenge – which is also called the ArthroPIEposis Challenge!

Similar to the ALS ice bucket challenge, the ArthroPIEposis Challenge is an activity involving the tossing of a pie in someone’s face either by another person or self-administered, to promote AMC awareness and donations.

Getting to throw a pie at someone (or yourself!) AND raise awareness for a rare disease? Where do we sign up?
Well, start by nominating yourself or someone you know. Nominated participants should be filmed tossing a pie at some’s person’s face (or their own face!) and then nominating others to do the same.
Nominated participants then have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation to AMCSI. Videos and nominations should be shared via all your favorite social media platforms to encourage others to participate and donate.
And don’t forget to use hashtags! #ArthroPIEposisChallenge
And if pie throwing ain’t your thing, wear blue in honor of those with AMC using the hashtags!
So let’s have a little fun while raising some much-needed awareness! And make sure to send us your videos too!