Lupus Makes a Scene in Times Square

Thousands learned about lupus as they streamed through the Crossroads of the World — NY’s busiest intersection in Times Square. In recognition of World Lupus Awareness Day a Flash Mob of volunteer dancers “made quite a scene” decked out in orange, the color that has symbolized the lupus movement since the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation over 40 years ago.

“Because lupus can mimic many diseases, it can go undiagnosed and untreated for years,” noted Margaret Dowd, Executive Director of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. “Prompt diagnosis must start with a public aware of the disease and alert to its common signs. Today we are shining a light on the disease to urge people to ask their healthcare provider if their symptoms could be lupus.”