Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, like your skin,joints and organs. Basically, this is a disease that attacks your immune system, it makes you feel weak and tired. One of the most important things to know about Lupus is that it is not contagious. You can not "give" or "catch" Lupus from anyone. Also, Lupus is not related to any type of Cancer or HIV( Human Immune Deficiency Virus) For more information click here.
Its estimated that about 1.5 million Americans have Lupus. This is a disease that can affect men,woman and children, but it strikes mostly woman between the ages of 15-44.
My intention with this post, is to simply bring a little awareness and to show my support. There are many great resources available, like for example, www.Lupus.org I found this one to be the most helpful and the one with the most information.
Today, May 10th is world Lupus day and its a perfect day to learn more about Lupus and show your support by wearing PURPLE.
Jewels and I Thanksgiving 2010
Today I will be wearing PURPLE for Jewels. Who will you be wearing PURPLE for?