WORLD LUPUS DAY 2021 ACTIVITIES

28 Apr 2021 2:11 PM | Anonymous

Scores of Jamaicans continue to suffer the debilitating effects of Lupus. The Lupus Foundation continues to support the fight against Lupus through its education programmes, advocacy and support to persons to living with the disease. 

On May 10, LFJ will be joining in with lupus groups across the world as we observe World Lupus Day 2021 under the theme MAKE LUPUS VISIBLE.  We will be promoting awareness of lupus through the help of community and media partners and on our social media platforms, while seeking to raise funds to continue the work and support our Lupus Warriors.  

LET US ONCE AGAIN UNITE IN THE FIGHT

Help us MAKE LUPUS VISIBLE by participating in one our many activities across the Island leading up to and on World Lupus Day (WLD):


  1. PRINT & POSTER CAMPAIGN: Providing posters and literature for Educational displays in partnership with

    1. branches of Jamaica Library Service across the island – including Clarendon, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland Parish Libraries

    2. Lupus Treatment Centres and major Hospitals across the Island

    3. Workplaces, schools, churches, health Centres on request

    4. CALL OR EMAIL US BY APRIL 30, 2021 for materials to make your own display at work or church!


  1. RADIO AND TELEVISION INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES facilitated by our Media partners leading up to May 10

    1. TUNE IN AND INVITE A FRIEND TO LISTEN


  1. PUT ON PURPLE AND SUPPORT OUR WARRIORS:   We are encouraging all Jamaicans to wear something purple on World Lupus Day Monday May 10 in solidarity with the cause and with those affected by lupus

    1. Drop in and pick up a purple ribbons at LFJ Lupus Learning Centre, – 7 Barbados Avenue

    2. Purchase T-shirts, wrist bands or other merchandise from our office or Online Store


  1. SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN:  Leveraging social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with messages, videos and promoting lupus awareness

    1. MAKE SURE to like, follow, subscribe (with notifications) our social media pages to receive and share our Awareness Messages, videos and images! 

    2. TAG US on pics and videos showing what you are doing to MAKE LUPUS VISIBLE in your neighbourhood or Social Media space.  #WorldLupusDay  #LupusFoundationJA


  1. FUNDRAISING DRIVE: We are on a drive to raise funds to continue ongoing and new programmes and meet increasing demand for services.  You can help!

    1. Suggest your company as a sponsor and join in as one of Our Caring Companies

    2. Make a donation of any size or encourage your family/friends

    3. Take a donation can to your work place

    4. Share our Sharable posts with links to our Donation page with family and friends

    5. Do your own Crowd-Funding campaign


  1. VIRTUAL WORLD LUPUS DAY EVENT:  Monday May 10, 2021 at 7 pm:

    1. Make Lupus Visible: Unmasking the Many Faces of Lupus

    2. Free online virtual event hosted by media practitioner Roxene Nickle of THE EDGE 105 FM

    3. Streaming live on Facebook Live and Youtube

    4. Register today at www.lupusfoundationjamaica.org



Miss Jamaica World Khalia Hall to join with Government and Medical Societies to support World Lupus Day Observance


Khalia Hall, the reigning Miss Jamaica World, is demonstrating the philosophy of Beauty with a Purpose as she lends her time and influence to the cause of Lupus Awareness.

Miss Jamaica World is one of several well-known personalities that have endorsed the efforts of the Foundation over the years to promote awareness about Lupus.  “I feel grateful to be able to use my platform as Miss Jamaica World to help the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica to raise awareness around this debilitating disease.” 

On May 10, Lupus Foundation of Jamaica will be joining in with lupus groups across the world in observance of  World Lupus Day 2022 under their own theme LUPUS LEVEL UP: Make Lupus Visible.  According to Dr Desiree Tulloch-Reid, President, the campaign will have an Island wide reach through media interviews and promotions, poster displays, a social media campaign and Awareness walks dubbed “Make Strides for Lupus” across the Island and will culminate in a World Lupus Day Ceremony and mini-health fair at Emancipation Park, New Kingston, on May 10, 2022.  “We will be engaging all our members, supporters, media partners, Government, community organisations, the public at large and all our online and social media to increase awareness of lupus, specifically this year emphasising the impact of lupus on the body’s organs.”  

Ms Hall will be supporting the LUPUS LEVEL Up campaign by a video endorsement for social media and being photographed in the purple T-shirt bearing the Campaign theme.  She will also attend the Foundation’s key event, a free mini-health fair at Emancipation Park, and take part in an official Opening Ceremony at 12:00 pm in tandem with the  Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Hon Juliette Cuthbert-Flynn who will declare the event open.

Also present at the free event at Emacipation Park will be representatives of several health Professional Associations including Medical Association of Jamaica, Dermatology Association of Jamica, Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and Jamaica Physiotherapy Association as well as Mandeville Regional Hospital Nephrology Unit, who will interact with the public and provide health talks and demonstrations.  National Health Fund will provide free health screening in tandem with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.  A live broadcast on Riddim FM 102 with host Vernon Derby will also feature conversations with health professionals, volunteers and persons living with Lupus, as well as reports from participants in awareness walks and other activities across the Island.

The public is invited to wear purple on Tuesday May 10 in solidarity, to participate in local activities and make donations to the Foundation towards support services for persons with Lupus. Further information is available at the Foundation’s website www.lupusfoundationjamaica.org or by contacting 8767548458.


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