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 6 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 18 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.

Make Your Mark

in the fight against lupus this May by creating your own unique event to raise funds and awareness to support the millions of families affected by lupus. We’ll give you the tools you need to turn your passion into a way to raise money for a great cause.

Ask Your Local Officials to Recognize May as Lupus Awareness Month

Ask your mayor, city commissioner, 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 10 as the Miami Marlins Strike out Lupus on World Lupus Day! Buy your tickets here!  (a portion of the proceeds supports LFA's mission and you get to sit in the special lupus section)! Kids eat free too! 

Discover Your Power with our 2018 Empowerment Series

Register for our Lupus Advocate Bureau Training, Support Group Training, Lupus: Making the Diagnosis Teleconference and our LIFE: Lupus is A Full Experience Workshop.

Community Cares

Check out what your Florida community is doing to raise awareness and critical funds for lupus. Send us your community events to info@lupusfl.org and we will post them on our page. All of us together have the power to create a future with no lupus. 

Need more ideas? Check out 31 actions you can take this month:

May 1. Change your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter cover photos to one of our Lupus Awareness Month graphics and tell people why.Tag us and use the hashtags #knowlupus and #lupusFL

May 2. PJ DAY is a way to honor and support the many people with lupus while also raising funds. Join the movement and start your own PJ DAY or support the RNS Society efforts and make a DONATION to the Lupus Foundation of America.

May 3.  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 4. Join us as the Marlins Strike out lupus on May 10th! Buy your tickets today! (A portion of the proceeds supports the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter mission and you get to sit in the special lupus section)!  Kids eat free too! 

May 5. Like the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

May 6. Get your local official (city commissioner, mayor, etc) to declare May as Lupus Awareness Month, Send them a letter about why it is important to you along with a copy of our sample proclamation. Ask them if they can present it to you and take lots of pictures. Send them to your local paper and make sure to send us a copy or a photo so we can add you and your community to our Lupus Aware Zone.

May 7. For a future with no lupus, we must make sure others know lupus. Post a video or picture telling others what you want them to KNOW about LUPUS. Tag us and use the hashtags #knowlupus and #lupusFL

May 8.  Did you know that Florida has held the record the last 6 years of the most amount of landmarks that Light Up for Lupus for Lupus Awareness Month? Find the location nearest you and snap a photo. Post them online and include the hashtag #lightup4lupus and tell people why we are lighting the state purple.

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

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

May 11. Get Connected! Join LupusConnect an online lupus community where individuals with lupus and their loved ones can engage with others like them to share experiences, find emotional support and discuss practical insights for coping with the daily challenges of the disease. 

May 12. Lupus can be an expensive disease to treat and hard to diagnose. Share these infographics to educate others.

May 13. Get involved with your LFA Florida Chapter and make a difference for the 100,000 people living with it and their loved ones.

May 14. Mother's Day is today! Donate in honor of the mother in your life.

May 15. Distribute purple wristbands to friends ( available for sale at our events and programs).

May 16. Post fliers about Lupus Awareness Month in your office, community, coffee shops, schools and more. You can also print and share our lupus infographics.

May 17. Register for our Ask the Experts Teleconference, Lupus Making the Diagnosis.

May 18. It's POP Day! Pump Up the Purple and snap a picture! Don't forget to enter our photo contest for a really awesome prize! For more information, visit our Put on Purple page.

May 19.  Get social! Share on our social media outlets how lupus has impacted your life and how you are raising awareness!

May 20. Walk with us today at the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville or find a Walk to End Lupus Now event near you and register your team or become a virtual walker or cheer and existing walker on by showing them your support and making a donation to their personal walker page. 

May 21. Read and share our daily facts about lupus. Missed any facts? See the full list here.

May 22. Support our important vision of a life without lupus and make a gift today. 

May 23. Make Your Mark in the fight against lupus this May by creating your own unique event to raise funds and awareness to support the millions of families affected by lupus. We’ll give you the tools you need to turn your passion into a way to raise money for a great cause.

May 24. Check out our National Resources Center on Lupus

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. Write a letter to Congress urging more funding for lupus research and education programs.

May 28. Join Champion of Hope and become a monthly supporter. Learn more.

May 29. Can't make it to one of our walks? Become a FLORIDA VIRTUAL WALKER and walk on July 21, 2018!

May 30. Share with us your best awareness month story. Email us and include a picture if you have one. We can't wait to see your incredible efforts!

May 31. Join us for our LIFE: Lupus Is A Full Experience Workshop!