Lupus awareness has been observed since 1977. It was originally just one week in September. It’s since moved to October and now finally to May. And while the month may have changed, the message has always been the same; “raises awareness, secure funds and support those who are suffering” from this chronic inflammatory disorder.
There are events planned throughout the month that you can get involved in. There’s World Lupus Day on May 10th, Put on Purple Day May 17th, and the Lupus Awareness Faith-Based Weekend May 18-19. There’s also the Walk to End Lupus Now. Check out the Lupus Foundation of America website to find a walk near you.
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