May is Lupus awareness month

Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery™. This Lupus Awareness Month, join the Lupus Foundation of America in efforts to raise the understanding of lupus and secure support for expanded medical research.

Join us in signing a petition to Congress asking for their support in funding lupus research.

Without sufficient funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, research studies to find the causes of lupus and the discovery of safe, tolerable, and effective lupus treatments will be delayed, and the search for a cure will be seriously impaired.

Sign the petition today!

We have many activities taking place nationwide throughout the month of May to raise awareness of lupus, and encourage others to do the same.

Important dates include:
May 10: World Lupus Day
May 17: Put on Purple

May 18 - 19: Lupus Awareness Faith-Based Weekend

You can also plan your own awareness event, and be featured on our as an Awareness Champion.

Read on for more ways you can get involved.

Lupus has an impact that the public doesn't realize. This May, show your support for the 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.

Tell your friends it's Lupus Awareness Month by changing your profile picture, adding a Twibbon, posting fliers or adding a web banner to or blog. Share your lupus story and let people know why you joined the fight.

Find more materials in our Awareness Toolkit!

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I am new here and just had been diagnose with Lupus on April 23, 2013 so I am learning all about Lupus disease as much as I can. Right now I have a flare up of Lupus but have an appointment to see an Rhemotologist on June 5,2013 at 2:00 Pm. Good to see there is support out there.

great post JC

Thank you JC, living with Lupus disease comes with making a lot of changes in your life. I still in denial. Surprised hearing the results of my tests I had to have done. Really happy that I found a support website to support me through this.

Hello and welcome, hope that find comfronting here with us !! Always know that you are not alone"Living with Lupus". We are all here when you need us! Stay strong and remember not to stress-smile…Beverly L.

We are walking in the Tampa "Walk to End Lupus Now". My fiance set up our team called Shelly's Angels. We raised $856 and are so proud. Hopefully, I will be able to complete the walk.

Blessings to all my fellow Lupies,


Hello, The walk is so fun! April 27, 2013 , was my walk here in Atlanta, Georgia. There were so many people there - it was a BLAST, hope you enjoy the walk in Tampa!!! Good luck and hope that you do well and finish ...Beverly L.