Lupus Foundation of America celebrates Lupus Awareness Month, encourages spreading awareness
Statistics show that approximately two-thirds of U.S. citizens know little to nothing about lupus. This is why Lupus Awareness Month is crucial to the U.S.: it gives Americans the chance to learn more about lupus and the ongoing efforts for progress.
Lupus has serious symptoms that are extremely unpredictable. It can damage the body’s tissues or organs, from the heart to the kidneys or the joints to the skin. Symptoms typically include painful or swollen joints, headaches, anemia, fatigue and fever.
“Increasing public awareness and understanding of lupus is critical to expanding resources and funding for lupus research -- and ultimately ending the devastating impact of this disease,” Sandra Raymond, president and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, said. “We can’t do it alone. We need everyone to KNOW LUPUS so we can create a future with no lupus.”
The month has gathered celebrity advocates that include Ian Harding, Whoopi Goldberg, the cast of Marvels’ "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and Susan Lucci. Together, they have made a series of announcements to help people better understand lupus.