SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS LUPUS!
WHAT IS LUPUS?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to the body.
Lupus is a chronic disease, which means that you will have lupus for the rest of your life.
Lupus is not contagious. You cannot “catch” it from someone or “give” it to someone.
Lupus is not like or related to cancer.
Lupus is not like or related to HIV or AIDS.
Lupus can cause a mild skin rash or achy joints, or can affect organs inside the body.
Lupus is unpredictable. Symptoms can appear, disappear, and change.
Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor.
With good medical care, most people with non-organ-threatening lupus can lead a full life.
Having lupus can make the demands of everyday life challenging. When lupus is active, symptoms of joint stiffness, pain, extreme fatigue, confusion, or depression can make even simple tasks difficult, and sometimes impossible. And, because you may not have any visible signs of disease, the people around you may not realize how much discomfort and pain you are experiencing, or they may not know that you are sick at all.
Lupus is a significant public health issue that requires national attention and action now.
Sigma Upsilon Nu, SL Sorority has supported Lupus Awareness and raising funds for Lupus research since the sorority started. Here is the link to the latest total donations to Lupus and the receipts.
For more information on lupus please check:
The Lupus Foundation of America (LAF) website
Lupus UK website
Target Awareness: What is Lupus? (Video)
About the Lupus Foundation of America (LAF) information page
About Lupus UK information page
Find your local Lupus (LAF) Location
Find your local Lupus UK Region