May. 22, 2013

Governor Malloy Officially Proclaims May 2013 to be Lupus Awareness Month

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May 22, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOVERNOR MALLOY OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMS MAY 2013 TO BE LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH

FARMINGTON, CT – On Monday, May 20th, Governor Dannel P. Malloy officially proclaimed May 2013 to be Lupus Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut as part of the Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter’s Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

“I urge all citizens to observe this month by educating themselves on the symptoms and impacts of lupus, and to join with the Connecticut Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America in supporting programs of research, education, and community service,” Governor Malloy states in the proclamation.

“We are extremely grateful for the immense amount of legislative support we received during our visit to the Capitol,” said Corrianne Gagliardi, Director of Development and Communications, “it was such an inspiration to see the camaraderie shown by the Connecticut legislatures to advocate for lupus.”

About the Lupus Foundation of America

The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter was founded in 1973, and it is one of the founding chapters of the national organization. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. For more information about lupus and our efforts to solve the cruel mystery, visit www.lupusct.org.