World Lupus Day (May 10th)

There is no boundary to the impact of lupus. Lupus is a global health problem that affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages. Lupus can affect any part of the body in any way at any time, often with unpredictable and life-changing results.

While lupus knows no boundaries, knowing all you can about lupus can help control its impact. We need your help to raise awareness of lupus, its symptoms and the impact it can have on people's lives this World Lupus Day.


This is the official World Lupus Day poster to help raise awareness for 2017.

All LUPUS UK members should have received a copy with their Spring edition of News & Views Magazine. If you require more they can be requested from our National Office or downloaded from below.

We encourage you to ask GP practices, hospital clinics, pharmacies, workplaces and anywhere else in your local community you can think of, to display these posters in the lead-up to May 10th.



You can help to raise awareness of lupus by hosting a World Lupus Day coffee morning on or around May 10th.

Get baking (or ask your friends to), pop on the kettle and invite people to join you and make a small donation to help raise funds and awareness.

Perhaps you can host a coffee morning at home, your local church or community centre, or maybe have a special coffee break at work?

For tips on hosting a successful coffee morning, take a look HERE.
You can download a special World Lupus Day Coffee Morning Poster to help promote your event HERE.

For more information please email


There are loads of other ways that you can join the fights against lupus this World Lupus Day.

1. If you'd like to take part or sign up for a FUNDRAISING EVENT such as a Go That Extra Mile sponsored walk then please take a look at our Fundraising Page for ideas.

2. You could WEAR PURPLE for the day and encourage others to do the same to raise awareness of lupus. We have a range of purple LUPUS UK clothing available HERE.

3. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts leading up to and on World Lupus Day.

4. For other ways to RAISE AWARENESS such as adopting a hospital and for details on ordering FREE publicity materials CLICK HERE