May. 01, 2013

LFACT Celebrates 40th Anniversary

NEWS RELEASE

May 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, CONNECTICUT CHAPTER CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

FARMINGTON, CT – The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter (LFACT) celebrates its 40th anniversary in May, in conjunction with Lupus Awareness Month.

To celebrate the anniversary, LFACT has begun a campaign titled “40 Years, 40 Lives” which profiles forty Connecticut residents who are currently living with lupus, their family, and loved ones. The campaign will include in-depth interviews with those individuals in hopes of raising awareness for lupus.

Other events in the month of May include the 40th annual Walk to End Lupus Now which will take place Sunday, May 5th at West Hartford’s Blue Back Square, World Lupus Day on May 10th, Put on Purple Day on May 17th, and a Lupus Advocacy Day at the Connecticut State Capitol building on May 20th.

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.