May. 09, 2013

World Lupus Day, May 10, Calls Attention to the Global Impact of the “Cruel Mystery”

The Lupus Foundation of America and lupus organizations around the globe are rallying together on May 10, World Lupus Day, to urge action and raise awareness of lupus, a mysterious and devastating disease that ravages different parts of the body. Lupus has no known cause and no known cure.  Watch and share this video about how lupus affects nearly five million people worldwide.

“World Lupus Day is a time when the worldwide lupus community comes together to shine a light one of the world’s most unpredictable, mysterious, and devastating diseases,” said Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO. “Greater awareness will result in more resources and investment in lupus research efforts to find the causes of lupus and discover new safe, tolerable and effective lupus treatments.”

As part of the observance, the Lupus Foundation of America is urging individuals with lupus and their loved ones to share in their own words how lupus has affected their lives. They can submit their stories through the website, Lupus Voices Across America, at lupusvoices.org.   The public also can show their support and help solve the cruel mystery by signing a petition that asks Congress to fund more lupus research efforts. The petition is available online at lupus.org/petition.

For a complete list of activities around the world, and to download resources to help raise understanding of lupus, visit the World Lupus Day website, www.worldlupusday.org.


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