Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month is the time of year when the lupus community takes time to educate their families, workplaces and neighborhoods about lupus. Education can be as modest as sending an email to your friends and family about lupus to organizing a Lupus Awareness Day at your office. We encourage you to get creative as you raise awareness about this often misunderstood disease.

Please let us know what you’re up to – you may inspire others in the lupus community to take action! Email [email protected] or call Mary at 312-648-6053.

Go Purple for Lupus by using purple light bulbs or stringing purple lights around your home or work place. Whenever someone asks about the color change, talk about lupus. If lights don’t work, decorate with anything purple (a purple ribbon, purple balloons, etc) that might invite anyone who sees it to ask about it.

Pass a Lupus Awareness Month Proclamation in your local government!

Change your Facebook status to “LUPUS AWARENESS!”

Hang a Lupus Awareness poster in your front window or at your workstation!

Hand out Lupus Awareness Month stickers to everyone you see!

Wear your purple wristband every day in May!

Share a lupus fact of the day on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter)

Take an “I fight for lupus because” selfie!

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Share Your Story!

What better way to increase lupus awareness than to share your personal experiences!  Submit your story and join the brave lupus warriors who add their voice to educate the public!


Join us for Educational Events & celebrate Lupus Awareness Month!

May 18, 2024 |  9:30am-1:30pm
Empowering Lupus Patient Educational Event

May 4, 2024 | 7:45pm-8:30pm
Facebook Live Event
Alternative Pain Management with Music Therapy
(registration not necessary)

Lupus Awareness Month in Action

Lupus Warrior Mari Gonzalez and her daughter Yamari decorated their neighborhood to bring awareness to Lupus Awareness Month.

Congratulations and thank You to Lupus Warriors LaShon Gurrola, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC and Dion Langley, Independent Drummer, Lupus Advocate and CEO/President #BeatLupus LLC on the first of their multi-part series on “Where Medicine Meets Music.”

RTHS Key Club is hosting Lupus Awareness Week!

Volunteers have set up in the cafeteria spreading lupus awareness and answering questions. The Key Club students are selling candy bars for $1, there are hidden prizes, including a TV & gift card. This will be taking place May8-10th during the lunch times. Friday, everyone will be wearing LSI t-shirts.

Lupus Warrior Sharonna hosted a bowling event to celebrate World Lupus Day on Friday, May 10th.  55 people attended. She collected $100 in donations that she donated to her walk team page.

Thanks Sharonna for such a creative way to celebrate World Lupus Day!

The Rush Lupus Clinic makes Lupus Awareness Month a HUGE impact every year – and this year is no exception!

Check out the photos the Rush Lupus Clinic Team sent over.

Lupus Champion Mari Gonzalez hosted her annual walk with friends and support group members on May 11th.  Mari started this event during the COVID-19 shutdown and the event has become an event everyone looks forward to!  Thanks Mari for all you do!

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