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World Lupus Day takes place on May 10. The chance to raise awareness about this autoimmune disease, which would affect 20,000 to 40,000 people in metropolitan France, 90% of whom are women. Dates, purple, actions, numbers… The essentials.

The world lupus day takes place every year on May 10th† The ability to make the general public aware of this autoimmune diseaselittle known, who touches more willingly woman (in 90% of cases) of childbearing age, with a peak in frequency between the age of 30 and 39 years old, reports the health insurance. It is often a disease very disablingthat evolves by pushing more or less important with more or less long periods of remission. Dates 2023theme of the year, logo, events, actions, mobilizations, symbolic color… All about the 20th edition of World Lupus Day

When is World Lupus Day?

World Lupus Day is celebrated every year on May 10. It will take place in 2023 Wednesday 10 May. This will be the 20th edition.

Origin: Since when is World Lupus Day?

This day was proclaimed in England by an international committee representing 13 countries, who have therefore appealed to all governments, with the aim of obtaining funds for research and finding a treatment adapted to the disease. Since 2004the year World Lupus Day was established, lupus organizations around the world are conducting activities on May 10 to raise awareness and educate the public about the symptoms of lupus and its health effects† The goal is to make it one of the international health priorities and ensure that people with lupus around the world are diagnosed and treated effectively, the World Lupus Federation says on its website.

the lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease relatively rare of which the most common form is the systemic lupus erythematosus, also called acute systemic lupus erythematosusbecause it can reach any organ like kidneys, heart, lungs, blood cells… We say that a disease is autoimmune when the immune system, which protects us against microbes or foreign substances, is disrupted and turns against the body’s own cells.

What is the theme of World Lupus Day 2023?

This action day will consist of various events and actions intended to “Making lupus visible

Why wear purple for lupus?

the purple is the symbolic color of lupus† Autoimmune diseases are often symbolized by: a purple ribbon. So, in support of this disease, each of us is invited to wear purple clothes, accessories or ribbon (available at the offices of the partner associations, see the list below) on May 10, take a picture and share the photos on your social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat…) with hashtags #WorldLupusDay True #MakeLupusVisible

World Lupus Day 2022 Poster © World Lupus Day

What events are organised?

During the month of May, several cities mobilize to raise awareness of this autoimmune disease. For example, several events were organized in 2022:

  • Monday 16 May 2022 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Hospital of Lille : conferences (therapeutic news about lupus, what can I do about my lupus?…) led by the team of the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology of the University Hospital of Lille, Huriez Hospital.
  • Saturday 28 May 2022 from 2 p.m. to Cahuzac-sur-Vere (Tarn): trail run + 5 km or 10 km walk organized by Lupus France
  • Several monuments or buildings are lit in purple on World Lupus Day.

What is the World Lupus Day logo?

World Lupus Day is symbolized by a butterfly† Indeed, lupus is characterized by the presence of a rash on the cheeks, in other words, an erythematous lesion extending from the root of the nose to the cheekbones in the form of abutterfly wing

World Lupus Day 2022 Logo
World Lupus Day 2022 Logos © World Lupus Day / 123RF (shiny starfish)

What are the associations of patients with lupus?

  • Lupus France
  • AFL+ (French Association for Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases)
  • European Lupus

Sources: World Lupus Day, World Lupus Federation, Lupus France, Health Insurance . websites

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