December Newsletter 2020

9 Dec 2020 10:27 AM | Anonymous

As the year winds down and the holiday season approaches, we want to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your support during this past year. 
We also want to share some news and upcoming activities we think will interest you! 

Thanks for making LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER 2020 a big success!

We would like to say a big "Thank You" to our hard-working volunteers and supporters who helped make our 2020 Lupus Awareness Month public awareness campaign in October a big success!

Under the theme "Knowledge About Lupus Saves Lives" we had many highlights:

  • Endorsement of our Lupus Awareness campaign by Miss Jamaica Universe Iana Tickle-Garcia and the National Health Fund - increasing our impact and reach of our mesage
  • Unprecedented Social Media Campaign with over 20,000 persons reached and 1000% increase in followers on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube
  • Launch of new social media programming including Your Story Fridays and Ask The Expert Live
  • Nine Live Media Appearances by our volunteer health professionals including television features on popular programmes TVJ Smile Jamaica and CVM Inspire Jamaica and several radio features promoting lupus awareness
  • Launch of our new line of designer Branded Merchandise with celebrity endorsement and online purchase options
  • Successful first virtual staging of Laps for Lupus Awareness with over 200 attendees
  • Successful first virtual Staging of Annual Lupus Symposium with record participation - 600 registered participants including health professionals and patients and hundreds more on livestream internationally and 100% positive reviews!

The impact of this effort on awareness and knowledge of lupus will indeed save lives!  

With your support we can continue this work and do even more in the Fight Against Lupus!





If you didn't get a chance to send us your pledge payment for Laps For Lupus Awareness you can do that right now!





We are on a drive to raise $500,000 JMD ($5,000 USD) to continue our Support Programmes and to distribute holiday gift/care packages to 200 lupus warriors during the holidays!  

Its Easy! Here's how you can help:

  • DONATE $555JMD/$5 USD(or higher) conveniently on our secure donation page, electronic transfer or in person (its tax deductible)
  • INVITE YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS to donate sharing our Social Media invitations and messages (555 persons giving $555 will take us half way there!) 
  • SPONSOR A GIFT for a Lupus Warrior (special pricing available for members - be a Secret Friend)

Here are some OTHER GREAT IDEAS for supporting LFJ this year!

  • Support LFJ in your holiday giving!  Instead of giving a present to your family member or friend, give a donation to the LFJ on their behalf!  Let them know your "gift" with our branded Holiday cards and stickers.  After all, now more than ever, it's far "more blessed to give than to receive"! 
  • Purchase 2021 Calendars or other branded merchandise (see our selection of T-shirts, masks, mugs here)
  • Support our Can Drive: take an LFJ collection can (or two or three) to your workplace, school or family and support our holiday Can drive, with stickers for donors giving $500 or more
  • Connect Us with a Caring Corporation: Suggest your Employer or other Company you are connected with to join our LFJ Caring Corporations family by giving a Tax Deductible Donation to the LFJ 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to design, prepare and distribute stickers, cards and gift packages.   Get in touch with us today!

Don't miss these UPCOMING EVENTS!

Don't miss these fast upcoming Events:

  • GIVING TUESDAY December 1, 2020 10:00 am: December 1 is International Day of Giving 2020 and LIVE LAUNCH of our 555 HOLIDAY GIVING CAMPAIGN 
  • ASK THE EXPERT Live Wednesday December 2, 2020 6 pm:  Our guest expert Consultant Dermatologist/Dermatopathologist Dr Jonathan  Your Skin and Lupus: Your Questions Answered live on Facebook and Youtube- start sending your questions! (email, text 8767783892 on on live chat)
  • ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL Virtual Edition Thursday December 10, 2020 6 pm  - Join fellow members, volunteers, donors and special guests as we give thanks and enjoy fellowship, special features and givaways during this special Zoom event.  Not Yet a Member? Join up right now!

May you stay safe, healthy and blessed!

Désirée Tulloch-Reid



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