Action Ideas

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 throughout the state and encourage others to do the same. Download your Lupus Awareness Month awareness toolkit to get started now!

Light Up for Lupus

Florida has had the most amount of buildings and fountains lit purple for Lupus Awareness Month for the last 4 years. 

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 15 to show your support of those battling lupus.

Spread the Word

Raise awareness by joining our social media networks and sharing information about lupus with your friends and family.

Create a Tribute Page of Hope

Help raise funds online to help us solve the cruel mystery of lupus

Ask Your Local Officials to Recognize May as Lupus Awareness Month

Ask you mayor, city commisioner, and state legislators to recognize May as Lupus Awareness Month by signing a proclamation. 

Strike Out Lupus with the Miami Marlins

Join us on May 20 as the Miami Marlins Strike out Lupus! Buy your ticket today!

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

May 3. Like the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

May 4. Distribute purple wristbands to friends (available for sale at our events and programs)

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

May 6. Share our images 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.

May 8. Change your Facebook and Twitter cover photos

May 9. Learn about the Foundation's research initiatives at

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

May 11. Donate in honor of the mother in your life.

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

May 14. Follow Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter 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 our Put On Purple page.

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. Get Involved with your LFA Florida chapter.

May 21. Become a Founding Florida Friend and support the over 100,000 Floridians living with lupus and their loved ones.

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

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 Lupus Ambassador and/or 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, Florida Chapter.

May 31. Continue the momentum – visit our Get Involved web page to see how you can stay involved with the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter.