Lupus Awareness Month

2 Oct 2020 9:52 AM | LFJ Admin LFJ Admin (Administrator)

Dear Members and Friends

It’s that time of year again and Covid-19 will not stop us!  We are all set for this annual season of Lupus Awareness Month in October when we ramp up our efforts to raise awareness about lupus about all over Jamaica and beyond.  Knowledge about lupus saves lives!  And this year there are so many ways for you to get involved!

FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES on Facebook and Instagram and our Social Media posts!  Join us throughout the month of October for our special features:

·        Lupus FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

·        Motivational Mondays

·        Lupus Dos and Don’ts

·        Your Story Fridays video shares - real lupus patients share their journey and insights


PARTICIPATE IN OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!

Sunday October 4 @ 8:30 am Lupus Awareness Month Church Service at Meadowbrook United Church:  meadunited.org.

Join us as we launch the Month with worship and praise with the Meadowbrook United Church family via livestream:  Please note that in-person attendance is by special arrangement only, so get in touch with us by Monday Sept 28, 2020 if you need to attend in person!

Wed Oct 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm Ask the Expert Live:  Diet & Lifestyle with Lupus:  Your Questions Answered  with Dr Michelle Hamilton, Naturopathic physician and Lifestyle Practitioner.  Text in your questions and be there for the launch of our monthly live programme where an Expert will be on for 30 minutes live to answer all your burning questions, every first Wed at 6:00 - 6:30 pm, streamed live on our Facebook page and YouTube.

Oct 1 - 14, Covid-19 and Lupus Survey and Vox Pop interview:  We are all experiencing the effects of Covid-19 differently. We want to know how persons with lupus are feeling and coping and what your challenges and needs are.  Complete our online survey and if willing record your answers to our vox pop questions and help make your voice heard!  Results will be presented at our Free Virtual Lupus Symposium on Sun Nov 1.


Oct 11 - 18 Laps for Lupus Awareness/Laps Your Way Lupus Awareness and Fundraising Campaign with Live Fun Virtual Event!  Covid-19 will not stop us!  We are doing it bigger and better - So sign up and help us promote Lupus Awareness in every part of Jamaica.  Invite your family, friends, and co-workers!  Collect your sign-up sheets, purple ribbons and flyers, or simply share our invitation through your Social media and WhatsApp contacts to our online registration page.  Purchase branded T-shirts, masks, bands and buttons. Do Laps Your Way and share or tag us on your pics, then join us at a Fun Virtual Event for music, workouts for everyone, motivational and health tips, prizes, and surprises!


Oct 1 - 31 Poster & Print Campaign:  You can get involved in our annual Request our Lupus Awareness Posters and Brochures, and NHF registration forms, to share at our office, church or even your local clinic or doctor's office!  Just contact us and provide your details by Wed October 7.


Oct 2 - 30 Put on Purple Fridays:  Help promote Lupus Awareness at your workplace by wearing something purple each Friday during October and encouraging your co-workers to join you.  Our branded memorabilia (T-shirts, masks, bands and buttons) and purple ribbons will be available soon through the office or we can arrange delivery for you.  Get in touch!


Sun November 1:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  live Virtual Lupus Symposium :  Back to the Future:  Embracing New Normals in Lupus Management, Research and Life  Registration is FREE!  Hear our International and local experts speak on the Immune System, Lupus & Covid-19, Hydroxychloroquine & the Heart, Precision Medicine in Lupus, Patient-Centred Research in Lupus; Hear results of our Covid-19 Survey and Vox PopThe Way Forward: Life with Lupus during and after Covid-19 - expert panel helps us chart the way forward in areas of work, finance, mental health, relationships, health care and more; all spiced with a little music and humour.  Invite your friends and family and also your health practioners for Continuing Medical Education credits!  Contact us if you need a poster for your clinic and share on your social media

Let's Do This!  We want to say a huge thank our volunteers for all their hard work in planning this amazing campaign!  But we can't do this alone.  We need more members, volunteers and donations to keep our cause going - to raise awareness, advocate and keep supporting our warriors.  Let's all get involved this month and rally support for our cause!  Let's Join together to Fight Lupus!

May you be safe, healthy and blessed




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