May. 01, 2016 6:00 am—May. 31, 2016 11:59 pm |

May Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month and May 20th is 'Put on Purple' Day!

We need your help to ensure more people in our area know about lupus. You can plan your own awareness event in May - we can give you the tools. If you need assistance or if you have an event planned, please contact us at or 317.225.4400 or toll free 800.948.8806 and we will help you promote!

Check out the National Lupus Awareness page

There are many events taking place throughout Indiana and we hope you'll plan on attending:

Sat, May 14 - Walk to End Lupus Now™ and End Lupus Now 5K Chip-Timed Run in Crown Point - When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter's Walk to End Lupus Now™, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Please register for the Walk to End Lupus Now™ or the run End Lupus Now 5K Chip-Timed Run in Crown Point.

Fri, May 20 - 'Put on Purple' Day - various local businesses are participating by turning their lights/fountains purple for lupus (see list below). Wear PURPLE and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to join you to help raise lupus awareness; take a picture of your group wearing purple or your home lit with purple lights and send it to and we will post on our social media sites. Post your photos on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #PutOnPurpleIN or #POPIndiana

CANCELED—Due to low registration we have canceled this event. We are looking to reschedule for the fall.
Sat, May 21 - Hit Lupus Hard - Title Boxing Club Fishers Fundraiser for LFA-Indiana -boxing with a Title Trainer $40/hr; includes wraps and gloves; no experience needed; registration required by calling 317.767.5550 or email to; visit the LFA-Indiana booth at this event and learn about lupus! All proceeds benefit our chapter.

Wed, June 1 - 'Living with Lupus' Seminar in Indianapolis - All lupus patients, caregivers, family, friends, and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the disease of lupus are invited to attend this educational 'Living with Lupus' seminar! Registration is required.

Thank you to the following partners who will Light Purple on May 19 or 20, 2016:
Indiana Power and Light
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis Zoo
Eli Lilly and Company Corporate Center Fountain
Hancock Regional Health Campus

The Alexander Hotel