February 2021 Newsletter

1 Feb 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous

FEBRUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER

Supporting Our Warriors!

Supporting our warriors is what we do

We are able to stay accessible to our lupus warriors throughout the pandemic, with over 300 direct support contacts with persons across the island providing information about lupus, help finding a treatment centre, accessing member benefits such as pharmacy discounts, counselling and connection with a support network, monthly support group meetings, and distributing care packages to our lupus warriors during the holidays.

How can you support Lupus Warriors?

  • Show your Support by purchasing Merchandise. 

  • Donations are always needed and always appreciated.

  • Volunteer, Get Involved

  • Tell Us about your Loved Ones Lupus Journey

PURPLE LOVE NOTE
FROM THE PRESIDENT:

This February, my purple love note goes out to all the lupus warriors who continue to inspire me with their courage, determination, resilience, patience, grace, and love - that keep them fighting on and encouraging others in the battle. It has been such a privilege to fight alongside you.

Blessings and big virtual hugs this Valentine's and always.

SEND PURPLE LOVE 

Show your Love in Purple This Valentine's week, send a Purple Love Note to a person living with lupus!  Express your wishes for a person or persons living with Lupus, or someone has supported you on your own journey.  


Send us your message in text of 30 words or less or a video of 30 seconds or less to info@lupusfoundationjamaica.org, 8767783892 or via Facebook or Instagram messenger.

We will be posting your messages as post it notes to our social media pages and a create video of members and followers sending their “Purple Love notes to persons  living with Lupus".  Help us celebrate and encourage our warriors and build awareness of Lupus, leveraging the sentiments of Valentine's day to deliver warmth and joy!  

Circumstances may cause us to distance but you are only a Purple Love Note away!


 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

February
Merchandise Sale!

February 14 (Sun) 
Valentine's Day
- post a Purple Love Note to a Lupus Warrior

February 18 (Thu) Support Group Meeting (Kingston) - Zoom

March 3 (Wed)
 Ask The Expert Live

Mar 31 (Wed)
Support Group Meeting – Lupus Support Group Western Ja


 

Merchandise is always Available for purchase

Show your lupus colours and support when you wear one of our LUPUS Warrior T-Shirts.  Available with 3 sayings, visit our website to get yours, or follow the link below.

ORDER NOW

SUPPORT THE LUPUS FOUNDATION OF JAMAICA - many options available online follow link below.

 

DONATE

 

ASK THE EXPERT

March 3 @ 6PM

Covid-19 Vaccine Update:  Your Questions Answered.

ASK THE EXPERT - Every First Wednesday of the month from 6 - 6:30 pm

Tell Us Your Story!

We are collecting stories! LFJ is built on our members and we want to hear from you! We also want to share your stories - of challenges, resilience, overcoming, or just keeping on, as we seek to inspire and encourage other lupus warriors and supporters. What keeps you going? What part has the LFJ played in your journey and what does our LFJ community meant to you? What is your vision for the LFJ for the future?

Share what is on your mind/heart: send us an email at info@lupusfoundationjamaica.org under the subject "My LFJ STORY" - You can also send us a text on our helpline 876-778-3892 starting with the words: MY LFJ STORY. Bear in mind your comments may be used in upcoming articles/publications. Click here for more details and tips to get started!

7 Barbados Avenue
Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I.
876-754-8458

Helpline
876-778-3892 (Voice/Text/Whatsapp)

Email: info@lupusfoundationjamaica.org



 

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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.


7 Barbados Avenue
Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I.
876-754-8458

Helpline
876-778-3892 (Voice/Text/Whatsapp)

Email: info@lupusfoundationjamaica.org


Learning Centre Hours
Monday - Friday
10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

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