MAY DECLARED LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH IN CALIFORNIA
Top photo: representatives of California lupus organizations on the floor of the California State Senate being presented with individual certificates of recognition.
On Monday, May 25, the California State Senate passed a resolution by Sen. John Moorlach of Costa Mesa designating May as California Lupus Awareness Month, All three California lupus organizations - Lupus Foundation of Northern California, Lupus Foundation of Southern California, and Lupus LA, were recognized in the resolution and were at hand for the presentation of the resolution.
"Every day, lupus patients confront challenges from chronic, debilitating pain to kidney disease and chemotherapy. What gives these survivors the strength that we are in awe of is the message that they are not alone in the fight. With the message of support from their doctors, their family, their peers and community organizations like the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC) comes hope that they have Lupus; Lupus doesn't have them. We are thrilled and grateful that Senator Moorlach and his colleagues are adding their voices to that chorus of hope," said Erin C. Badillo, Executive Director of LFNC.
Read the full press release from Sen. Moorlach's office. We thank Sen. Moorlach, the California Senate, and hundreds of thousands of California lupus patients for making their voices heard.
Above: representatives of LFNC, LFSC, and Lupus LA pose outside the State Capital for a photo after the passage of SR 65, designating May 2016 as Lupus Awareness Month in the State of California.