Lupus Awareness Month Begins May 1st!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary at 312-648-6053.
Increase Lupus Awareness - We Can Help!
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 community 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 a day or weekly via email! (Download)
Host a "Jeans Day" at work benefiting the LSI and hand out a lupus bookmark to everyone who participates.
Post Lupus Awareness Month ad in the your building's elevator (contact LSI for artwork - here's an example) (below left)
Take an "I fight for lupus because" selfie! (below right)
Lupus Awareness Month flyers
Lupus Awareness Month Posters (11x17 or 24x36)
Lupus Awareness Labels (Avery 5294 labels)
Illinois Lupus Walks
Educational Events & Fundraisers!
May 10, 2018
Spencer Crossing Elementary School Lupus Fundraiser
Where: Chicago Dough - New Lenox, IL - 60451 (1080 E. Lincoln Hwy)
Time: 4:30 to 8:30
We receive 10% of all buffet purchases.
Raffles for gift baskets!
Raffle tickets will be sold for donated gift baskets.
There will be a few silent auction items for autographs and other items as well.
Silent Auctions will close and raffles will be picked at 8:30 PM. Winners do not need to be present to win.
* Please contact Mike Rakoczy at email@example.com or (815) 462-7997 if you would like to make a cash donation, donate a gift basket, or donate a gift card to be raffled off.
A message from Mike Rakoczy about why he raises funds for LSI!
My mom, Gayla Rakoczy, was diagnosed with Lupus in 1989. She struggled with this disease for 20 years and eventually it attacked the lungs. With each passing year, my mom's oxygen tank became larger and walking became too difficult. She passed in 2009. My sister, Jenny Finley and I struggled for years to deal with the grief of her passing and how to honor her memory. We have been doing Lupus Walks for the past ten years and began our fundraiser in 2013. Each year the attendance, raffle items, and the amount we donate has grown. We hope to continue this year. Please come out and join us (we get 10% of every buffet ordered that night) May 10th!