Monday, May 2, 2016

May is Lupus Awareness Month!

Do you know that one out of four persons diagnosed with lupus receive disability payments?  As a Social Security Disability lawyer and long term disability lawyer, I urge all of my blog's readers to grab their purple and help advocate for lupus patients.

Lupus Awareness Month is celebrated yearly in May.  Spring is a great time to take action and help raise awareness about this terrible disease.  There are a number of events organized throughout the world and Connecticut.  Here is a list of the most important activities at the local level:

  • Tuesday May 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm is Lupus Advocacy day at the Connecticut State Capitol.  Educate our legislators about what is like to live with this terrible disease and ask them to take action.  
  • World Lupus Day is May 10th.  Its celebrated everywhere.  Watch the video message from the Global Ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America Julian Lennon.
  • Join the Walk to End Lupus Now in West Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, May 15th.  Contact for information.
  • Put on Purple! Join raise awareness by wearing purple on Friday, May 20th.  Create a group and encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on purple.  Also use social media to create awareness with the hashtag #PutOnPurple!
  • Join the Lupus Foundation of America Connecticut Chapter at their New Haven County Walk to End Lupus Now on Sunday, September 18th at beautiful Savin Rock Beach  located at 6 Rock Street, New Haven, Connecticut.