May 2011

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Around the Nation and Across the Web!

Our National Coalition of state and local lupus groups has the country covered in awareness! Join them in spreading lupus awareness throughout the month of May—on the ground and online.

Here’s what’s happened in the first week:

There’s so much more to come:

And that’s just week two of Lupus Awareness Month!
Go to for a full list of programs this May from our National Coalition members.


If you can’t make it out, make some noise online!

Connect at: and

Activate your avatar: Change your profile icon to one of these lupus awareness images. It’s an easy way to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, and AIM about the fight for life without lupus. (To download: select your favorite icon, then right-click and choose “Save Image as...”).

Share your message of hope for a cure at Submit a story, photo, video, or song that communicates how you’ve been impacted by lupus and why it’s so important that we support research towards a cure.

Tell your story: Use your Facebook status or YouTube account to tell your lupus story. How does lupus impact your everyday life, your family members, or friends? What do you wish for the future? Encourage friends to join our fight at

Educate your friends: Tweet (or post to Facebook) a new lupus fact each day in May. Use the information at to inform your updates. Or feature an LRI researcher each day! Choose from our complete list at


What’s the easiest thing you can do to spread awareness?

Forward this email to your friends and family!












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