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As the only Canadian national lupus organization Lupus Canada is focused on lupus research, advocacy, awareness and education in Canada.

We have a great opportunity to make an impact for lupus and those whose lives are impacted by this debilitating disease. We pride ourselves in building and maintaining a strong community of individuals who support our cause and are interested in lupus awareness and advocacy.

Fall has officially arrived which means Canadians will begin decorating their homes, go apple picking and will be decorating/carving pumpkins!

As we approach Halloween, we invite you to join Lupus Canada in a new Halloween Initiative to create awareness for lupus.

Traditionally, on Halloween people all over the country keep their porch lights on to signify to the public that they are handing out candy for trick-or-treaters.

Lupus Canada wants to contribute to this tradition, and launch the Purple Pumpkin for Lupus Initiative.

The Purple Pumpkin for Lupus Initiative asks Canadians to place a purple pumpkin outside their home to raise lupus awareness.

Due to the multi-faceted nature, lupus is not an easily recognizable disease and does not lend itself to be widely known by the public. It is therefore necessary create awareness among Canadians. Unless someone is experiencing a flare up, there are sometimes no outwardly obvious signs that someone is living with lupus.

Let’s show our support to family or friends who live with this debilitating disease.

No matter how you choose to participate in Halloween Festivities, everyone is able to safely join in this initiative.

Let’s support children and families who live with lupus.

How can you participate?

  • Buy a pumpkin and paint it purple!
  • Place a lupus awareness sign beside your pumpkin (available for download here).
  • Tell your friends and family about this initiative.

Send us photos of your purple pumpkins to be featured on our social media platforms to or by tagging us on social media before November 1st 2022.

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