World Lupus Day (May 10th)

Let's Join Together to Fight Lupus

We are a network of more than FIVE MILLION people around the world who are living with lupus. While lupus is a severe and life-changing autoimmune disease that can affect any organ in the body, we refuse to let lupus define us.

We are fighters - passionate and dedicated - who have chosen to join forces with our families, doctors, researchers, government leaders, and caring people like you to fight lupus.

We are warriors - determined to bring an end to the devastating impact of lupus. We will not quit until we secure a better quality of life for all people with lupus, their families, and future generations so that everyone can live well in a world without lupus.

To win this battle, more people around the world must join our fight. The first step begins with education. Knowledge is a powerful tool that can defeat lupus. Knowledge can help those who are looking for answers and provide support and hope to people who struggle with lupus every day.

Knowledge also can rally people to our cause. With knowledge, they can take actions to increase awareness, raise money for research, and encourage government leaders to do everything they can to help people with lupus.

World Lupus Day 2020 Poster

This is the official World Lupus Day poster to help raise awareness for 2020.

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.


Show us your butterflies

We’d like to see as many beautiful butterflies as possible displayed in windows (and shared on social media) on World Lupus Day. We hope that you will enjoy this fun project whilst in the lock-down. We encourage you to be as creative as you like, using whatever materials you have available. You may wish to use colouring pencils, paints, collage – whatever you can think of.


World Lupus Day Virtual Quiz - 7.30pm

Join our Chief Executive at 7.30pm (GMT+1) Sunday 10th May 2020 on YouTube Live for a virtual quiz to raise funds and awareness as part of World Lupus Day!


World Lupus Day Zoom Pilates Session - 3pm

Join other people with lupus at 3pm on World Lupus Day for a Pilates session on Zoom run by Mandy Springham, a professional fitness instructor. This session is specifically for the lupus community and will be tailored to all abilities.



Help raise awareness of lupus by hosting a World Lupus Day coffee morning on or around May 10th at home with friends and family through video telecommunications apps like Skype, Google Hangouts and Zoom!

Grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and some sweet treats and chat with friends and family online, and make a small donation to help raise funds and awareness.

Donate to our Virtual Coffee Morning JustGiving page HERE.

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

Virtual Quiz Night

Put your thinking caps on! Help raise funds for LUPUS UK by hosting your own virtual quiz night on or around May 10th at home with friends and family through video telecommunications apps like Skype and Google Hangouts!

The quiz consists of four rounds, taking around 40 minutes to 1 hour to complete. There are two sections on general questions and two sections of guess the bird species!


We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 each! Please donate to us HERE.

London Go That Extra Mile Sponsored Walk

Unfortunately, our Go That Extra Mile sponsored walk in London scheduled for Sunday, 10th May 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you would like to host your own Go That Extra Mile walk whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines (doing the walk alone or with people you live with), click the button below;



Bake Us Happy! We are asking supporters to bake cakes, cupcakes, tarts and savoury pies that may look like butterflies for us to share online and for you to enjoy!

Follow the steps shown for a simple and tasty way to raise awareness and funds for LUPUS UK.



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