April 2011

We’ve Got New York City Covered this Lupus Awareness Month!

Meet others living with lupus, learn something new, and be part of the fight for a cure.

Activities kick off next week online and around the city:


Click on the map to search for events near you:


May 7th at 11am: "Living Life Healthy with Lupus"

This afternoon of mini-workshops and demonstrations on looking and feeling good (or your best) at the Hospital for Special Surgery is free but requires you to register first.
Details and registration here.

May 10th at 7:30am: World Lupus Day

Meet up with other lupus advocates as we storm the
“Today Show” Plaza at Rockefeller Center wearing orange!

May 23 & 25 from 10am-4pm—“Lupus Awareness at Grand Central”

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation staff will distribute free orange lupus awareness wristbands and other lupus materials to commuters in Grand Central Station (east side of terminal near subway passage).

May 26th at 6pm: Info on Lupus and Your Heart—in Spanish

Hable español? Únase a nosotros para esta presentación sobre el lupus y el corazón presentado totalmente en español de Irene Blanco, MD y Mario García, MD, del Centro Médico Montefiore. Más información aquí.

Can’t make it out? Join us online!

Here are just a few of the many ways you can spread lupus awareness from your home or office:

Activate your avatar: Change your profile icon to one of these lupus awareness images. It’s an easy way to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, and AIM about the fight for life without lupus. (To download: select your favorite icon, then right-click and choose “Save Image as...”)



Share your story: Use your Facebook status or YouTube account to tell your lupus story. How does lupus impact your everyday life, your family members, or friends? What do you wish for the future? Encourage friends to join our fight at http://www.lupusny.org/help/get-involved.

Educate your friends: Tweet (or post to Facebook) a new lupus fact each day in May. Use the information at http://www.lupusny.org/about-lupus to inform your updates.

Forward this email to 10 contacts. And ask them to forward it on to 10 more!

Stay tuned for more ideas in future emails throughout May