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May 2019: Lead in Your Community to Recognize Lupus and Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

May is both Lupus Awareness Month and Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. As a community of patients and advocates that transcend specific health conditions and embraces everyone living with chronic and rare diseases, we encourage you to take a leadership role in your community in the month of May 2019, and ask your local government to recognize it as Lupus and Fibromyalgia Awareness Month.

All of our coalition partners – groups embedded in their communities and delivering services and assistance to patients – will be participating in this effort. We will soon put up a map lighting up the cities where leaders like you have signed up!

Here’s how to get involved (we have done much of the work for you!):
Step 1:Contact your local City Council member or County supervisor. It’s a great opportunity to get to know people serving your community, and most of the time, councilmembers are happy to hear from a constituent (that’s you!). We have even written a Sample Email for you so all you have…
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