One year ago Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus was instrumental in getting the State of Oregon to recognize lupus as a devastating disease that affects thousands in the Northwest, and millions world wide. Our efforts along with the Women’s Health Alliance and State Senator Rosenbaum, got Oregon to recognize May as Lupus Awareness Month! One year later, and months of fundraising, we launched our first ever lupus awareness campaign in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Our goal was to reach 1 million people in the Northwest, and we accomplished it! Now, hundreds of thousands around the Northwest have a better understanding of what those with lupus go through… here are some of our other activities we performed this month:
On May 1st we launched a press conference at the Bing Lounge with our broadcast partner – Alpha Broadcasting. We had a packed house, received great media coverage and interviews, plus Molly, Nicole and Jaime introduced their brand new children’s book – The Fairy and the Wolf.
Molly’s Night Out
Speaking of fundraising, we enlisted several local companies to help raise money for lupus – Krispy Kreme and Fuddruckers have both stepped up to raise money, and we applaud them for their efforts.
All in all it was a Lupus Awareness Month that we have been dreaming about and it came true. Thank you to all those who helped, volunteered, told their stories, and brought lupus out of the dark and into the light of awareness!