May. 01, 2016—May. 31, 2016 | Heartland Chapter

MAY IS - LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH!

FOR A FUTURE WITH NO LUPUS, WE MUST KNOW LUPUS

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.

Get to KNOW LUPUS this month. Join our many activities taking place throughout the Heartland Chapter and encourage others to do the same.

May is National Lupus Awareness Month

Click here to view our MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PUT ON PURPLE DAY

Friday, May 20, 2016 is Put on Purple Day. Wear purple proudly and tell people why! Ask your friends, family, and coworkers to join you to help raise awareness of lupus and show support for those living with the disease.

Everyone is encouraged to wear purple on May 20th! If you like, you can wear one of our purple lupus awareness bracelets, or the new KNOW LUPUS t-shirt. You can purchase lupus awareness products by calling us at 314-644-2222 or toll free at 800-958-7876 or email us at info@lfaheartland.org.

  • Consider organizing office-wide or company-wide participation.
  • Take pictures of your participation and share them with others:
  • Take a photo of yourself or your group wearing purple and email it to: info@lfaheartland.org. We will post photos on our Facebook page all day during Put on Purple Day.
  • Post your photos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PutOnPurple or #POP


Click Here for Tools To Promote Put On Purple

GET COMPANY SUPPORT

Ask the highest-ranking person in your company or group to send out an endorsement memo announcing that he/she will Put On Purple on May 20th to raise awareness of lupus and ask others to do the same.

  • Talk with your Human Resources or Wellness/Community Relations manager for assistance in recruiting efforts.
  • Make Put on Purple Day a “Dress Down Day” and ask everyone to donate $5 to dress down and wear purple to raise awareness of lupus.
  • Include an article about lupus in your company newsletter or email and invite people to Put On Purple.
     

GET THE WORD OUT

Tell all of your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors about your participation in Put on Purple DayConsider organizing office-wide or company-wide participation. Take pictures of your participation and share them with others:

  • Take a photo of yourself or your group wearing purple and email it to: info@lfaheartland.org.
  • We will post photos on our Facebook page all day during Put on Purple Day.
  • Post your photos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PutOnPurple or #POP 
  • Send letters/emails/Facebook/Twitter messages to everyone you know announcing your commitment. Invite them to join you by wearing purple on May 20th! 

 

DAILY LUPUS FACTS

Educate yourself, your friends, family and community about lupus. Share the daily facts. 
The Heartland Chapter will share lupus facts and information throughout the month of May on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LFAheartland and we encourage you to like and share this information to educate your co-workers, friends and family members.

 

WORLD LUPUS DAY

World Lupus Day is celebrated on May 10 in honor of the more than 5 million people living with lupus around the world.

 

MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US SOLVE THE CRUEL MYSTERY

In addition to raising awareness, you can help fund research to find the cause and cure for lupus and support programs and services provided to people living with lupus in Missouri, southern Illinois and eastern Kansas. CLICK HERE to donate online or mail a check to the address below. 

 

PARTICIPATE IN A MAY LUPUS AWARENESS EVENT OR PLAN YOUR OWN
MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

Join us for one of the many events taking place throughout our chapter territory during May Lupus Awareness Month or plan your own event.  If you need assistance or if you have an event planned, contact us at info@lfaheartland.org or 314-644-2222 or 800-958-7876. To see what's on our calendar for MAY, click here.

 

Phone: 800-956-7876

Email: info@lfaheartland.org