What`s Up With the Butterfly? One of the visible signs of lupus is the malar rash – commonly referred to as a “butterfly rash” on both cheeks and across the nose. The butterfly has become a graphical representation of this autoimmune disease which affects 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide.
The Challenge – We challenge you to learn more about this devastating disease and contribute towards local efforts to provide needed services for those with lupus and their families and to double the pace of research to find better treatment and a cure.
The #LupusSelfie – or Show Lupus Who`s Boss: Post a photo of yourself with a butterfly figure (sticker, stamp, temporary tattoo are all cool, be creative) on your face using the hashtag #LupusSelfie and tag at least 2 friends to do the same on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Then make a contribution to your local nonprofit lupus organization (www.lupusliqueens.org) and learn more about what they do to provide a better quality of life for those affected by the disease.