In June 2007, the Lupus Foundation of America ventured out into the realms of social media and started a blog. LFA staff Blogger Sophie has been writing this blog for almost six years now, and has many guest bloggers from many roles in the lupus community. Sophie writes many of the posts from her perspective with LFA, but many were posted by doctors, family members of lupus patients, researchers, members of the LFA staff, LFA local chapter members, and countless other people connected in some way with lupus.
Over the past few months, Sophie’s posts have followed the travels of the Help Us Solve the Cruel Myster y™ National Tour as the purple LFA bus rolls from city to city on its nationwide lupus awareness campaign. The blog tells how they have “met so many people on the bus, from those who have lived with lupus for years and those who had never heard of lupus before.” I learned from the blog about the interactive exhibits on the bus that help people understand what it is like to live with lupus. Educational events for patients and physicians are often scheduled to take place while the bus is in a particular city, and this helps raise lupus awareness in an interesting and creative way.
If you haven’t yet checked out this official blog of the Lupus Foundation of America, I give it a hearty “thumbs up” and recommend you give it a visit.
Lupus is an unpredictable and complex autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and can damage any organ in the body with life-threatening consequences. Signs and symptoms of lupus attack on various body symptoms are important to find and seek treatment for while they are active. From time to time lupus can attack nearly any system of a patient’s body.
To learn more about this lupus fact, please read my post from May 1, 2012.
Happy May Day and the first day of Lupus Awareness Month! Remember to dig through your closet to get ready to “POP” — Put on Purple — for Lupus on Friday, May 17th!