LUPUS LEVEL-UP: Make Lupus Visible- World Lupus Day May 10, 2022

25 Apr 2022 9:02 AM | 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 2022 under the theme LUPUS LEVEL UP: Make Lupus Visible.  We will be engaging all our members, supporters, media partners, community organisations, the public at large and all our online and social media increase awareness of lupus, specifically this year on the impact of lupus on the body’s organs. We are also seeking to raise funds to continue the work and support our Lupus Warriors.  

Greater knowledge of lupus can help save lives by promoting earlier diagnosis and treatment, reducing stigma and increasing support for those affected.  Help us MAKE LUPUS VISIBLE by participating in one our many activities across the Island leading up to and on World Lupus Day (WLD):

Ways you can participate:

  • ·       Be a spokesperson (share about your journey live in an interview or for an article)
  • ·       Record a short video to share your experience or an awareness message that we can post or share
  • ·       Write a short piece that we can publish or quote
  • ·       Create a display at your workplace or school
  • ·       Coordinate or participate in an awareness walk in your campus, church or neighbourhood
  • ·       Give a short talk or take photos at your post walk gathering
  • ·       Volunteer
  • o   Make ribbons (we'll need thousands)
  • o   Be a greeter at our WLD event
  • ·       Find us influencers or sponsors
  • ·       Support our Social Media Campaign:
  • o   Share our social media messages
  • o   Tag us on your own social media posts
  • ·       Share your skills:
  • o   photography, video recording or video editing
  • o   graphics for social media campaign
  • o   visual or performing arts
  • ·       Invite your family friends, followers, workplace or school and to wear purple on WLD and participate in a local event
  • ·       Have other ideas?  Let us know! 

REGISTER HERE to participate in our WLD Events!

WorldLupusDay2022_Shedule.pdf

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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.


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