Monday, May 5, 2014

Take Action for Lupus Awareness Month!

May is Lupus awareness month, and as many of you probably know, the fight to end this terrible disease is extremely important to me.   Please consider participating in the events that the Connecticut Chapter of the Lupus Foundation has scheduled for this month.  I am urging all the friends and readers of the Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog to make a donation during our Lupus walk on Sunday May 18, 2014 in West Hartford.  I will be raising funds with a team organized by the Board of Directors of the CT LFA.  Please let me know if you can contribute.  Here is a list of events for this month:

1.       Sunday, May 4. The CT Chapter will be featured on the Kim Zachary Show , “Talk of the Town”, WDRC Radio,  6:30 a.m.

2.       Wednesday, May 7, Legislative Advocacy Day at the State Capitol, Room 310, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Representative Tony Hwang is expected to present a proclamation from the Governor to the Chapter. Although this is the last day of the Legislative Session, we’re hoping that a number of our legislators stop buy our reception. Last year nearly 30 legislators came by to show their support.

3.       Thursday, May 8, there will be a meeting with the Urban League of Southern CT in Stamford to discuss how we can work together to increase support and raise the awareness of lupus in the African American Community.

4.       Saturday, May 10 – World Lupus Day. World Lupus Day focuses on the need for heightened public awareness, improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and a cure for lupus, enhanced physician diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally.  

5.       May 12th:  WRTC interview to talk about the West Hartford walk

6.       May 15 -  NBC Connecticut interview

7.       May 16 – Put On Purple Day. Please show your support…wear something purple

8.       Sunday, May 18, “Walk To End Lupus Now”, Blue Back Square, West Hartford, West Hartford…check in 9:00 a.m., start time ,10:00 a.m….please make every effort to attend.