World Lupus Day – May 10th
On May 10th, 2022 Lupus Canada will join others across the globe to recognize and celebrate World Lupus Day. World Lupus Day will focus on the need for heightened awareness, improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and a cure for lupus, and enhanced physician diagnosis and treatment of lupus.
World Lupus Day is under the direction of the World Lupus Federation. Lupus Canada is proud to be a partner in the effort to focus greater worldwide attention on this devastating disease.
World Lupus Day Illuminations
Lupus Canada is pleased to announce that over 30 landmarks will be illuminated in purple across Canada for World Lupus Day on May 10th and at various other dates. It is our hope that by lighting significant landmarks throughout Canada we can create awareness for this debilitating disease.
If you see a landmark illuminated in purple, please take a photo, share on social media and tag @LupusCanada. Below is an up-to-date list on the landmarks that will be illuminated in May.
Please see below for specific details regarding a few of the Landmark Illuminations:
High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB: The event information will be published on the Open Data Portal https://data.edmonton.ca/.
BC Place, Vancouver, BC: BC Place is illuminated from 6am to sunrise, and from sunset to 11pm most nights. On event nights, the roof and Northern Lights Display are lit until the conclusion of the event. Follow them on Twitter @bcplace to receive up-to-the-minute lighting and event information from inside the stadium.
Sails of Light, Vancouver, BC: Sails of Light will light purple on May 10, 2022 for World Lupus Day. Sample photos and a time lapsed video are located at: https://www.canadaplace.ca/experience/sails-of-light. Their handle is @canadaplace for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and our preferred hashtags are #sailsoflight and #canadaplace.
Fitzsimmons Bridge, Whistler, BC: The bridge will be lit up 44 minutes before sunset.
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, ON: The Falls will be illuminated in Purple at 10:00p.m. for a fifteen (15) minute duration. Please note that all Illumination times are approximate and subject to change according to light conditions. The live cam link is https://www.earthcam.com/canada/niagarafalls/?cam=niagarafalls_str that you can share, so that families and friends can see the Falls illuminated while staying safe at home. Thank you to the Niagara Falls Illumination Board for supporting Lupus Canada this May.
CN Tower, Toronto, ON: A standard light show will run for 8 minutes at the top of every hour, followed by another light show on the half hour. Please note that lighting begins at sunset, however it won’t become fully visible until the sky darkens sufficiently approximately 30 minutes later. The night lighting will be visible by webcam on their website: https://www.cntower.ca/en-ca/home.html#earthcams
Please note that all efforts will be made to honour these illuminations listed; however, all the Canadian Landmark Managements reserves the right to adjust the lighting schedule as necessary without notice and this may result in: modifying the timing of the lighting, sharing the evening with another cause or rescheduling the date.
World Lupus Day Proclamations
Efforts are underway to secure support for the proclamation by governments around the globe. On behalf of people with lupus from Canada, we seek our government’s support in raising awareness for World Lupus Day.
By having the provinces present this proclamation in their legislature it is a great way to demonstrate their support by recognizing this historic day and demonstrating our country’s concern for the needs of the millions of individuals affected by lupus worldwide, and their caregivers.
We would like to thank the following provinces for showing their support by proclaiming or acknowledging May 10th as World Lupus Day: British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories.
Lupus Canada needs YOUR help to #MAKELUPUSVISIBLE and #BEHEARD. Let’s use the power of social media to unite and bring attention to the impacts of this debilitating and invisible illness. Lupus Canada has created World Lupus Day shareable images for you to share on your social media channels.
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