Thank you to all those who joined Lupus Canada in making lupus visible and raising the voices of all those impacted by lupus. By sharing the messages and amplifying the voices of Canadians living with lupus, we hope that we demonstrated how complex this disease truly is and how by joining together we can make a difference.
It is because of our community’s support that we were able to accomplish so much. We are looking forward to an even more successful Lupus Awareness Month in 2023!
Lupus Awareness Month Highlights
We are thrilled to share that we surpassed our $2,022 fundraising goal!
Thank you to all those who donated. It is because of our community’s continued support that Lupus Canada can continue to provide reliable resources and programs that foster awareness and educate Canadians about lupus.
Lupus Awareness Month Contest is Officially Closed!
Thank you to all those who participated in our Lupus Awareness Month contest. We are happy to announce that our two winners are Richelle Jimeno and Justin Macedo. Congratulations to the winners and a special thank you to DeMar DeRozan for collaborating with us.
World Lupus Day Proclamations
Special thanks to the provinces that declared May 10th, 2022 as World Lupus Day. Together we do make a difference!
World Lupus Day and Put On Purple Day Illuminations
Over 50 Canadian landmarks were illuminated in purple for World Lupus Day and Put On Purple Day.
Thank you to all those who visited one of the landmarks that were illuminated in purple and to those who sent us pictures of the landmarks! We had an incredible success this year ensuring that more landmarks were illuminated throughout the country. We look forward to continued success in 2023!
Lupus Awareness Month Collaborations
Thank you to all those who collaborated with Lupus Canada during Lupus Awareness Month! Your contribution was crucial in helping us make lupus visible! With your help Lupus Canada achieved so much.
The Ride Cycle Calgary Club
After a successful event, the Ride Cycle Calgary Club raised over $850! Lupus Canada is incredibly grateful to Richelle Jimeno for coordinating this event and to all the individuals who participated and donated in support of Lupus Awareness Month.
Haley Made Shop
The owner of Haley Made Shop was diagnosed with lupus only just one year ago. In support of Lupus Awareness Month, Haley wanted to do something special to support awareness of lupus by creating a limited edition jewelry collection. With 30% of sales donated to Lupus Canada, Haley Made raised $600 and sold out of the Hope necklace in the first 10 days of May. Thank you Haley for supporting the lupus community and for raising lupus awareness. To learn more about Haley Made Shop please visit https://haleymade.ca/pages/about-us. To learn more about Haley’s journey with lupus and the collaboration with Lupus Canada please watch the following segment aired on Global News https://globalnews.ca/video/8904079/a-young-toronto-woman-diagnosed-with-lupus-spreads-positivity-through-handmade-jewelry/#autoplay
Revolutionized Mind Podcast
Lupus Canada thanks Angelica Galluzzo, the host of the Revolutionized Mind Podcast for inviting us as guest on your podcast. The episode released on World Lupus Day featured Leanne Mielczarek, Lupus Canada Executive Director and Isaac Hall, Lupus Canada Youth Ambassador where they discussed what lupus is, what it is like living with the disease, and the importance of #LetsTalkLupus. Thank you for helping us create some awareness for lupus! To listen to the podcast please visit https://anchor.fm/therevolutionizedmind/episodes/Special-WorldLupus-Day-with-Lupus-Canada-e1ib3ud
Throughout May, Lusomé donated 20% from each limited-edition Donna set sold to help fund lupus research. Thank you to the team at Lusomé for your support during Lupus Awareness Month. For more information about Lusomé, please visit www.lusome.com
Community Engagement Highlights
Thank you to everyone who took pictures throughout Lupus Awareness Month and tagged @LupusCanada!