Ask your local official to sign a proclamation declaring May as Lupus Awareness Month. Contact your local officials (mayor, city commissioner, state representatives, etc.) office and let them know how lupus has impacted your life and that you would like their support by signing a proclamation for Lupus Awareness Month.
Copy and paste the sample proclamation below:
Whereas, lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that can cause severe damage to the tissue and organs in the body and, in some cases, death; and
Whereas, more than five million people worldwide suffer the devastating effects of this cruel and mysterious disease and each year over a hundred thousand young women, men and children around the world are newly diagnosed with lupus, the great majority of whom are women of childbearing age; and
Whereas, medical research efforts into lupus and the discovery of safer, more effective treatments for lupus patients are under-funded in comparison with diseases of comparable magnitude and severity; and
Whereas, many physicians worldwide are unaware of symptoms and health effects of lupus, causing people with lupus to suffer for many years before they obtain a correct diagnosis and medical treatment; and
Whereas, there is a deep, unmet need worldwide to educate and support individuals and families affected by lupus; and
Whereas, there is an urgent need to increase awareness in communities worldwide of the debilitating impact of lupus;
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Month of May is hereby designated as Lupus Awareness Month which lupus organizations call for increases in public and private sector funding for medical research on lupus, targeted education programs for health professionals, patients and the public, and recognition of lupus as a significant public health issue.
Proclaimed This Day, XX XX, XXXX
You can either ask them to send us a copy (email@example.com or to 2300 High Ridge Road Suite 375 Boynton Beach, FL 33426) or request that they present it to you virtually, at their offices, in May. Then send us a copy and a picture of the proclamation and presentation so we can post it online. Email your proclamation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to: Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Region 2300 High Ridge Road Suite 375 Boynton Beach, FL 33426