During May, the Lupus Foundation of America, along with individuals, communities, media and celebrities, will be educating the public and raising awareness about the disease known as lupus.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system fails to serve its normal protective functions and instead forms antibodies that attack healthy tissues and organs. It is sometimes compared to your body being allergic to itself. For most people, lupus is a mild disease affecting only a few organs. For others, it may cause serious and even life-threatening problems.
According to the Lupus Foundation, nearly two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about lupus. Dedicating the month of May to the disease, the Lupus Foundation hopes to raise public awareness. The Lupus Foundation is putting all their efforts into advancing lupus research and building the next generation of lupus researchers through campaigns such as Lupus Awareness Month.
How can you take part in Lupus Awareness Month?
- Put on purple day is May 19th: show your support by wearing purple on this day.
- Share on social media: Change your profile picture to show your purple pride and share your lupus story with the #PutOnPurple hashtag. Follow and tag the Lupus Foundation of America with your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #POP.
- Donate: Support the Lupus Foundation’s efforts to advance lupus research by donating.
At Berger and Green we support Lupus Awareness Month and want our clients with lupus to know that we care about what they are going through and wish them the best. For more information on how you can support this cause visit www.lupusawarenssmonth.org
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Lupus Foundation of America, “Lupus Awareness Month”