MARCH IS AUTOIMMUNE AWARENESS MONTH
Grammy® and Dove Nominated Songwriter and Singer Dayna Caddell Opens Up About Her Autoimmune Disease; Continues to #PUSH For Awareness
Of the 50 million Americans living and coping with autoimmune disease (AD), more than 75 percent are women
After a three-year hiatus involving medical treatments and several lifestyle changes, due to an incurable autoimmune illness, Grammy® and Dove award nominated-songwriter, and singer, Dayna Caddell, is on a mission to increase awareness and educate the public with the AD/#PUSH for Awareness tour.
“Unfortunately there is no cure yet, but I intend to share my testimony and God’s goodness as long as I’m healthy enough to travel. Autoimmune is my story, not my song,” exclaims Caddell.
The tour, supported by media and entertainment organizations, in conjunction with Forty Entertainment, will stop in cities, to include New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta and Los Angeles, where Dayna will share her testimony as well as announce her new project “PUSH,” inspired by her fight to stay alive.
Named a major women’s health issue by the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), autoimmunity is the underlying cause of more than 100 serious, chronic illnesses. Of the 50 million Americans living and coping with autoimmune disease (AD), more than 75 percent are women.
Despite these statistics, autoimmune diseases remain among the most poorly understood and poorly recognized of any category of illness. Individual diseases range from benign to severe. To help women live longer and healthier lives, a better understanding of these diseases is needed, as well as better, more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment.