May 01, 2012

Band Together for Lupus Awareness This May

New research has shown that most Americans, 59 percent, know little or nothing about lupus and its devastating impact. This May for Lupus Awareness Month, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is urging individuals nationwide to Band Together for Lupus Awareness® to improve understanding of lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans.

This year, the LFA is asking the public to Put On Purple for lupus awareness by wearing purple and telling people why they are showing their support for all people affected by this disease. Put On Purple Day will take place on Friday, May 18, 2012, and is one of many programs taking place during May.

The LFA’s Lupus Awareness Month activities, which include social media, online, and grassroots components, will also empower individuals, organizations, and companies by providing a number of tools and resources so they can educate their communities about lupus. Tools range from fliers, to Web and banner ads, and daily facts about lupus. Check out our Awareness Kit at www.lupus.org/awarenesskit.

There are many ways the public can Band Together for Lupus Awareness such as:
Are you blogging about Lupus Awareness Month? Leave a comment with a link to your blog post below! 

For more information on how to get involved and raise awareness this May, visit the LFA’s Web site, www.lupus.org or leave a comment!

4 comments:

Jan said...

Hey everyone! Thought I would share my blog about lupus, hoping to raise some awareness one person at a time! Happy Lupus Awareness Month! GO PURPLE!

http://jandee23.blogspot.com/

Check out my blog and spread awareness!

Lupus Adventurer said...

My blog is focusing this month on Lupus Awareness:

http://lupusadventurebetweenthelines

Kimberly from Wisdom Laughter Healing said...

We are highlighting Lupus Put on Purple this month!
Thanks for all of the great info to share!
http://wisdomlaughterhealing.com/2012/05/put-on-purple-for-lupus-awareness-friday-may-18/

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