Lupus Awareness Month Calendar

May 2019

It’s Lupus Awareness Month! Aurinia is dedicated to finding a treatment for lupus nephritis (LN), an inflammation of the kidneys that may effect up to 50% of all people living with lupus. Our calendar provides information, resources and support each day in May for those impacted by LN and lupus.

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Wednesday
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Check out the More Than Lupus Lupus Awareness Month Kick Off Party in Portland, OR.

Thursday
2

Join a Walk to End Lupus Now® event hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) near you!

Friday
3

Did you know for some people with chronic pain, mindfulness meditation may help to decrease pain. If you’re someone who is affected by LN, learn how you can practice this simple exercise.

Saturday
4

#TakeALoopForLupus and raise awareness for LN by walking around your block, park, neighborhood or mall. Learn more about this national campaign at More Than Lupus.

Sunday
5

Join the Lupus Society of Illinois’ Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk to help fight LN and lupus!

Monday
6

Interested in creating your own event to support research for LN and lupus? The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) can help you get started. Learn more here.

Tuesday
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Explore this online course from LFA to track your lupus symptoms and stay on top of how you’re feeling.

Wednesday
8

Find helpful resources and support from ALL IN, a disease awareness program for people living with LN.

Thursday
9

Join the Lupus Canada’s Laughs for Lupus fundraising and awareness event in Toronto, Canada in support of those living with LN and lupus.

Friday
10

It’s World Lupus Day! Learn more about how you can get involved and raise awareness of LN and lupus at worldlupusday.org.

Saturday
11

Learn the 5 things you should do, now that you’ve been diagnosed with LN and lupus from LFA.

Sunday
12

Read this helpful article about LN from the new Lupus Nephritis Resource Center at MyLupusTeam, a social network and support group for those living with lupus.

Monday
13

For a real look at life with LN, read Kristi Page’s column, “The Girl Who Cried Wolf,” on Lupus News Today.

Tuesday
14

Check out LFA’s The Expert Series, where leading experts in the field share information to help people with LN and lupus to try to better manage their condition.

Wednesday
15

Do you have LN? This month “Send a Message to Your Kidneys” to empower, support, and inspire others living with LN.

Thursday
16

Not sure of a word when discussing LN and lupus with your doctor, check out this lupus glossary for help with medical terminology.

Friday
17

Put on Purple today to raise awareness for LN and lupus. Don’t forget to share a photo with your online community!

Saturday
18

Read lupus advocate Gabrielle’s moving story, When Marriage Works Harder Because Your Kidneys Don’t, on The Mighty.

Sunday
19

Are you running the Chicago spring half marathon/10K? Join the Lupus Charity Runners or donate to support the Lupus Society of Illinois.

Monday
20

Find a clinical trial by visiting the clinical trial search tool from the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association (LADA).

Tuesday
21

Learn how to be your own best advocate by watching this video from LFA.

Wednesday
22

Hear first-hand accounts of people living with LN as they share their personal stories and journeys on ALL IN.

Thursday
23

Check out this useful article from MyLupusTeam’s Lupus Nephritis Resource Center about exercise, kidney-friendly foods and healthy living with LN.

Friday
24

Read Lupus: Patient Voices to learn more about the personal experiences of people living with all forms of lupus, including LN.

Saturday
25

Visit lupusresearch.org for helpful information about living with LN and lupus.

Sunday
26

Participate in the Lupus Society of Illinois’ Bike the Drive to battle lupus by raising funds and spreading awareness!

Monday
27

Think you might have LN? Review this self-assessment from MyLupusTeam to learn more about the signs and symptoms that may point to LN.

Tuesday
28

Show your support of LN and lupus by participating in a Lupus Research Alliance Walk near you.

Wednesday
29

Visit LADA’s Education and Awareness page to learn about an education symposium for people living with LN and lupus.

Thursday
30

Visit LFA’s Be Fierce. Take Control™ campaign aimed to raise awareness about lupus among young African American and Latino women.

Friday
31

Start a conversation with your doctor about LN with these Questions to Ask Your Doctor from MyLupusTeam and the Lupus Nephritis Resource Center.