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May is Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus is more pervasive and more severe than people think, and has an impact that the public doesn’t realize. In fact, research shows that nearly two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about lupus. You can help change that.

Act now to help raise awareness of lupus this month. Join our many activities taking place nationwide and encourage others to do the same. Download your Lupus Awareness Month awareness toolkit to get started now!

Walk to End Lupus Now™

Be a part of the world’s largest lupus walk and raise money for lupus education and research programs.

Put On Purple

Wear purple on Friday, May 16 to show your support of those battling lupus and tell people why.

Dear Lupus

If you were face-to-face with lupus, what would you say? Create your video and share how lupus has impacted your life. 

Fundraise Your Way

Host your own fundraiser and lupus awareness event in your community.

Spread the Word

Raise awareness - find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share information about lupus with your friends and family.

Need more ideas? Check out 31 actions you can take this month:

May 1. Change your profile picture on social media and tell people why. 

May 2. Find a Walk to End Lupus Now walk event near you at walktoendlupusnow.org

May 3. Like the Lupus Foundation of America on Facebook

May 4. Distribute purple wristbands to friends (available for sale at www.shoplupus.org)

May 5. What would you like to tell lupus if you could? Visit lupus.org/dearlupus to tell us your story.

May 6. Share this image about how lupus affects the body and help educate others about the impact of the disease.

May 7. Add web banners to your blog or website. Just copy and paste the codes available here!

May 8. Change your Facebook and Twitter cover photos

May 9. Donate in honor of the mother in your life.

May 10. May 10 is World Lupus Day – share this video from Julian Lennon, Lupus Foundation of America’s global ambassador, and visit www.worldlupusday.org to see what other groups around the world are doing this day.

May 11. Learn about the Foundation's research initiatives at lupus.org/research

May 12. Lupus can be an expensive disease to treat. Share this infographic to educate others.

May 13. Share why lupus is a cruel mystery to you and read stories from other all across America at lupusvoices.org.

May 14. Follow Lupus Foundation of America on Twitter.

May 15. Post fliers about Lupus Awareness Month in your office, community coffee shop, schools, and more.

May 16. Put On Purple and snap a picture! For more information, visit lupus.org/putonpurple.

May 17. Host a faith-based awareness event at your place of worship. Share information about lupus with your congregations, families, and all people who attend your services.

May 18. Follow us on Instagram.

May 19. Read and share our daily facts about lupus. Missed any facts? See the full list here.

May 20. Find your local Lupus Foundation of America chapter.

May 21. Purchase a lupus awareness lapel pin at shoplupus.org

May 22. Did you do something fun and different to raise awareness of lupus? Post them on our Facebook page or mention us (@lupusorg) on Twitter.

May 23. Host a fundraising event to raise awareness of lupus and funds for lupus research and education. 

May 24. Subscribe to Lupus Now Magazine.

May 25. Ask your Representative to join the Congressional Lupus Caucus.

May 26. Learn about participating in clinical trials in our Center for Clinical Trials Education.

May 27. Sign up to become a media spokesperson.

May 28. Join Champions for Hope and become a monthly supporter. Learn more.

May 29. Write a letter to Congress urging more funding for lupus research and eduation programs.

May 30. Sign up for emails from the Lupus Foundation of America.

May 31. Continue the momentum – visit lupus.org/action to see how you can stay involved with the Lupus Foundation of America.