Lupus Awareness Month is about educating others about the disease known as lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of America says, “May (is) where we all put in extra effort into letting the world know about lupus. We educate our communities and take to social media and let people know what lupus is, how it affects us and what we all can do about it.”
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. The importance of dedicating the month of May to the disease, is in hopes of raising public awareness.
The Lupus Foundation’s goals is to advance lupus research and build the next generation of lupus researchers to help those with the disease.
How can you take part in Lupus Awareness Month?
- Put on purple day is May 21st: Show your support by wearing purple on this day.
- Raise funds on Facebook. Invite friends to help raise money for the Lupus Foundation of America.
- Host a virtual fundraiser.
- Donate: Support the Lupus Foundation’s efforts to advance lupus research by donating.
- Raise Awareness: Check out these tools to help get you started.
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 lupus.org
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Source: Lupus Foundation of America, “Lupus Awareness Month”