41 Ontario landmarks Ontario will light up for lupus in purple for Lupus Awareness Day on May 10, 2023. Landmarks across the province will join in #LightsForLupus serving to call attention to the impact that lupus has on people around the world.
Lupus Ontario is joining groups from around the world that have united to lead the annual Lupus Awareness Day observance on May 10. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself causing inflammation, pain, and can damage any organ or tissue from the skin or joints to the heart, kidneys or brain. Currently without a cure, five million people suffer from lupus globally, of which nine out of ten lupus patients are women, usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 45.
Now in its 20th year, World Lupus Day will focus on the need for heightened public awareness of lupus, improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and desperately needed treatments for lupus, enhanced physician diagnosis of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally.
The Shaw Centre and Ottawa Sign will be shining purple on May 10th to bring awareness to this initiative!