May Proclaimed Lupus Awareness Month in New York State

 
As one of six members of Lupus Agencies of New York State, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation met for the Sixth Annual Lupus Awareness Day on May 7, 2014 at the State's Capitol in Albany. Watch the video of New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo sharing the Senate Resolution proclaiming May 2014 as Lupus Awareness Month.
 
Lupus Agencies of New York State Spokesperson Kathleen A. Arntsen stated, “We applaud Senator Joseph Griffo as the Prime Senate Sponsor of the Lupus Resolution and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi as the Prime Assembly Sponsor of the Lupus Resolution and all of our legislative champions who passed this important resolution for the Sixth Annual Lupus Awareness Month in New York State.  We are excited that this devastating disease is finally getting the recognition it deserves.”
 
The goal for the day is to alert New York State’s elected policymakers, state agency officials, health care professionals, and the general public about the disease lupus and the need for research program support to develop better diagnostic tests, better treatments, and a cure for this devastating disease. 
 
The Lupus Agencies of New York State are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with lupus and their loved ones by providing education, support and outreach services, and promoting programs of awareness, advocacy, and research.
 
Senator Griffo's session remarks Senate Resolution
proclaiming May 2014 as Lupus Awareness Month
 
Senator Parker (center) with members of the
Lupus Agencies of New York State