Getting Ready For Put On Purple Friday!

 Research shows that most Americans know little or nothing about lupus and its devastating impact on millions of people.

I look forward to joining thousands nationwide for Put On Purple Day on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Put on purple banner

Thank you to my future father-in-law for helping me get my sticks purpled out! It was an opportunity to bond and spread awareness!

Getting ready for Put On Purple day

Thank you GingerPixel.com ! That is where I found this great storyboard template.

Here, are a few facts via Lupus.org:

The causes of lupus are unknown; however, scientists believe hormones, genetics (heredity), and environmental factors are involved — more research is needed to better understand the role of these factors in people with lupus.

No two cases of lupus are alike. Symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening including everything from skin rash to severe organ damage.

Early diagnosis is crucial to preventing long-term consequences of the disease. If you notice signs or symptoms of lupus, be sure to engage your doctor and ask questions.

*If you can join in, please don’t hesitate to share with me your POP pics!

Much love,
Marissa