It will soon be May and Lupus Awareness Month! Thousands of people with lupus, their families, and friends will put on their purple in nearly 60 cities across the country and register for the Lupus Foundation of America(LFA) WALK FOR LUPUS NOW®. WALK FOR LUPUS NOW raises awareness and critically needed funds for this unpredictable and life-threatening disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans.
Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the LFA’s mission of advancing the science and medicine of lupus and improving life for all people affected by lupus.
To find a lupus walk in your area, visit the Lupus Foundation of America. Arizona is working on the plans for a lupus walk sometime later in the year, possibly in the Fall of 2012 during one of the cooler months here in the Arizona desert. It is already over 100 degrees here, and it is only the middle of April!
People in support groups here and a Lupus Foundation of America, Arizona steering committee are working together to build new services for lupus patients in the area. Our next Arizona walk will be part of the efforts to expand services and raise Lupus awareness in our local community.
For more information or to register for a walk in your community visit www.WalkForLupusNow.org, or call the LFA at 877-910-9779 and they will personally help you find the closest walk.
LFA support groups give a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with a chronic illness. If you are looking for a lupus support group in your area, there are many all over the country that might be close to you.
Contact the Lupus Foundation of America to find out about a chapter or support group near you.
As part of my own efforts to promote lupus awareness, beginning on May 1st, Lupus Adventurer will share a different lupus fact every day. Drop by and do your own virtual daily lupus walk through May!
Have a happy Monday!