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Lupus Awareness Month 2021: We Are Linked by Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month. This year we honor the incredible community of people who are living with lupus. Too often those living with lupus are not understood by family, friends, coworkers, and even doctors. That is why it is important to be able to talk to others who can truly relate!

We want to connect those who are waiting for a diagnosis, newly diagnosed, and those who have been living with lupus for a long time. Through community, our advocacy grows and becomes stronger.

Keep reading to discover ways that you can join us this month in spreading lupus awareness and building community.

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Different ways to connect

1. Sign up for the Lupus.net community (and win a prize!)

We have a great giveaway this year. The winner will receive a bundle including:

  • LupusChick.com’s Marisa Zeppeiri’s new book, Chronically Fabulous: Finding Wholeness and Hope Living with Chronic Illness.
  • Adult weighted blanket from Relax Eden
cover of Chronically Fabulous
gray weighted blanket

Keep a lookout each week for clues and announcements on how to win!

Learn More and Enter to Win!
 

2. Help someone today

Our discussion forums are filled with people asking how to prepare for their first rheumatology appointment, cope with job loss, talk to family, and monitor symptoms. Ask a question of your own, and provide support to others in our community.

Post on the discussion forum!
 

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3. Spread the word online, and change your profile picture

One of the easiest ways to spread awareness about lupus is by updating your profile picture on Facebook. We made a custom Facebook frame (pictured below) for you to add to your current Facebook profile picture.

Click here and follow the step-by-step instructions if you would like to add it to your profile picture.

4. Share your story

Speaking out about your experiences is an act of advocacy. What has your healthcare experience been like? What was it like when you were first diagnosed? How has your life changed since your diagnosis?

Share your thoughts here!
 

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5. Connect with us on social media

The more you connect with us, the more we can connect you with others who are living with lupus. Did you know we are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?

Connect with us to get the most out of Lupus Awareness Month 2021 because we are linked by lupus!

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