May is officially Lupus Awareness Month, but we at the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York (LAUNY) think every month should be, because those affected by this disease never get to set it aside to make room on their calendars for other things.
Over the past twelve months, LAUNY has introduced new programs and events, collaborated with new partners, and expanded its service area, all in order to educate, comfort and empower those affected by lupus and related autoimmune diseases. We have learned a great deal and have much to celebrate, but there is much more to be done. Will you help?
May 3rd, Lupus Advocacy Day in Albany. LAUNY will join other lupus agencies in encouraging the passing of legislature on behalf of the lupus community. Learn more and add your voice.
May 7th, Rocking Benefit Concert by 1916 at Flour City Station. Join the fun and help raise funds for programs in support of those with lupus in Greater Rochester and the Genesee Valley region.
May 9th, Charity of Honor at Saratoga Inn. Stop by for dinner or drinks between 4 pm and 5 pm in Saratoga Springs and 20% of your tab will be donated to LAUNY for programs in the Northeast New York region.
May 10th, Lupus Awareness Day. Look for monuments and buildings bathed in purple light to bring lupus awareness to communities across Upstate New York.
May 20th, Illumination - an event to elevate the conversation about lupus. LAUNY will celebrate new programs and honor those who've helped us achieve so much during the past year.
Join us, if you can. Donate, if you will. Volunteer, if you're able. Advocate, always. Together we will make a difference for all who suffer with lupus!