Living with Lupus
Oregon has joined a select few other states in recognizing a debilitating and painful disease of lupus – and May is officially Lupus Awareness Month in Oregon. The Oregon State Legislature unanimously approved the designation of May as Lupus Awareness Month in Oregon last year and for the second annual of this milestone, Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus (the organization that pushed to have Oregon designate the month) has been fundraising and has launched the first ever comprehensive Lupus Awareness Campaign in the Northwest. Molly's Funed Co-Founder, Molly McCabe, who is living with Lupus, and Spokesperson Anita Noble, also living with Lupus, joined us today to explain more about this devastating disease and Molly's Fund.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). When a person has lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, and it cannot tell the difference between foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and creates auto-antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. The result is intense inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body. There is no cure, and thousands of Oregonians suffer from this illness, and millions do world wide.
Some Hard Facts:
Lupus Awareness Month Activities. For information on the following or more information on Lupus go to MollysFund.org.
Lighting of the Morrison Bridge
Local Support Group Meeting
Fighting Back – A Live Benlysta Education Event
Butterflies in the Park – a Walk for Lupus Awareness
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