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Marching In St. Patrick's Day Parade for Lupus Awareness Month

Mar 12, 2024
Group Carries Lupus Awareness Month Banner

March is Lupus Awareness Month. This special month was dedicated to shining a light on Lupus, a complex and often misunderstood autoimmune disease that affects millions worldwide. An adult and a group of kids marched in the United Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade with a banner to bring awareness that March is Lupus Awareness Month. They were well organized a foot or so apart holding the banner and at the same time cutting out the wind that was blowing south while they were moving northbound. The story of the observance of Lupus awareness is woven from the threads of empathy, education, and empowerment, aiming to uplift those living with lupus and to spread awareness far and wide.

Lupus, at its core, is a chronic autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues and organs. This can lead to inflammation and damage to various body parts, including the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Symptoms vary widely and may include fatigue, joint pain, rashes, and fevers, making lupus a disease of flares and remissions. The cause of lupus remains largely unknown, and it primarily affects women, particularly those of childbearing age, though men and children can also be diagnosed.

We will be publicizing local events and gatherings so that the community can become aware of the symptoms of Lupus and also resources to seek treatment and support for those who have Lupus.  If you are part of a Lupus organization and want to submit some information for publication please use our Submit Article portal to submit your article and/or information.

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