Spread Awareness

Building awareness of lupus is essential to improve early diagnosis and treatment of this unpredictable and misunderstood disease, and ensure that people with lupus are aware of the support and resources available to help them manage the disease.

Through awareness campaigns, celebrity engagement, and online and social marketing, we work to bring greater attention to lupus and to rally public support to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus and end its brutal impact.

There are many ways that you can join the Lupus Foundation of America in spreading awareness of lupus and help bring greater attention and resources to the fight to end lupus.

Be Fierce.Take Control.

The Be Fierce.Take Control. campaign was developed in partnership with the American College of Rheumatology and funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lupus and empower young African American and Latino women, who are most at-risk for developing lupus.  Visit befiercetakecontrol.org

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month is an annual observance to call attention to lupus and its impact on the lives of millions of individuals and families.

Put On Purple

Put on Purple for lupus awareness and tell people why you are showing your support for people affected by lupus.

World Lupus Day

World Lupus Day is an international call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, awareness and patient services.

Become a Media Spokesperson

Sign up to serve as a source for news reporters and editors who seek to include comments from people living with lupus in their stories about the disease.


The KNOW LUPUS campaign was created to raise awareness of lupus and funds for lupus research. Everyone needs to KNOW LUPUS, to create a future with NO LUPUS.

Lupus Hero Capes

Show your power and wear one of our lupus hero community capes featuring the special “I’m a Lupus Hero” emblem!