World Lupus Day is observed every year on 10 May. Visit the World Lupus Day website to learn more.
World Lupus Day was established in 2004 by the Lupus Foundation of America on the occasion of the 7th International Congress on Lupus and Related Diseases, which was held that year in New York City. The purpose of the annual observance is to united lupus groups around the world and deliver a strong and compelling message about the physical, economic, emotional and social impacts of lupus on individuals and families.
World Lupus Day serves to call attention to the impact that lupus has on people around the world. The annual observance focuses on the need for improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and cure for lupus, earlier diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally.