Lupus Awareness Month

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Help Spread Lupus Awareness 2014

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Lupus Awareness Month and that May 10 is worldwide Lupus Awareness Day?

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If you did, you are probably already working hard to spread awareness about this devastating auto-immune disease, that as of yet, has no cure.  If you did not know about lupus or Lupus Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to help make a difference in the lives of those suffering with lupus, including their family, friends, and caregivers who have already joined in this fight. We want to support and encourage you in this endeavor!

We hope you will share images, facts, and resources with your family, friends, co-workers and social media circles during the entire month of May.  Together we can make a difference by joining forces to educate the public and inform the medical community about this devastating disease called lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus.  The purpose of this blog is to provide you with the tools and information you need to spread lupus awareness.  Please join us in this mission.

Here are a few short videos that you can share!

 

How can you help spread lupus awareness?

1.  The below images can be used to support your awareness efforts by posting to all of your social media platforms (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram etc.), emails, blogs, and newsletters. You can save them by right-clicking on the image and then choosing “save target as.”

 

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Lupus is more common than …

 

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Approximately 5 million people worldwide

 

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1 in 185 people have lupus

 

There is no single blood test

There is no single blood test

 

Lupus symptoms include

Lupus symptoms include

2.  You can let your social media circle know that it is Lupus Awareness Month by changing your Facebook profile picture for the entire month of May. The image below would make a great profile picture, so feel free to copy it for your own use.

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3.  Let people know that you support raising lupus awareness by updating your social media status regularly. Feel free to copy and paste any or all of the below messages, or even create one that is personal to you:

4.  If you or a loved one has lupus, please share your story, your struggles, and your triumphs with lupus on our Stories of Hope page.

5.  Get involved and help raise funds for the programs and services that Molly’s Fund offers.

6.  Our next event is Butterflies in the Park, a 3K walk for lupus awareness is on Saturday, June 8th. All registrants who commit to a $35 donation will receive one of our awesome LUPUS SUCKS! tee shirts!

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Even if you are not in the Portland, Oregon area, you can participate by being a virtual walker/fundraiser! Any money you are able to raise on your behalf,  will go directly to support the programs and services at Molly’s Fund.  Please post this image on your social media platforms!

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Join the conversation online by following us on TwitterPinterest, or Instagram and Liking our Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus Facebook page.

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Article by : Karrie Sundbom

Karrie is the Digital Marketing Manager at Molly's Fund and responsible for innovating content for all of Molly's Funds online communications, creating memes and graphics, writing the MFFL Newsletter and main lupus blogs, as well as developing and managing the content for all of our social media platforms. Connect with Karrie on LinkedIn and Google+ .
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