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This Lupus Awareness Month let’s focus on making lupus visible and spreading hope. To honour Lupus Awareness Month, Lupus Canada is launching our new awareness video! Enjoy viewing it and don’t forget to share it with friends, family and co-workers!


In recognition of World Lupus Day, Lupus Canada is thrilled to announce that 18 landmarks will be illuminated in purple across the country on May 10th and an additional 7 landmarks on May 21st for Put on Purple Day. If you see a landmark illuminated in purple, please take a photo, share on social media and tag @LupusCanada.

Please see below for specific details regarding a few of the Landmark Illuminations:

High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB: The event information will be published on the Open Data Portal

BC Place, Vancouver, BC: BC Place is illuminated from 6am to sunrise, and from sunset to 11pm most nights. On event nights, the roof and Northern Lights Display are lit until the conclusion of the event. Follow them on Twitter @bcplace to receive up-to-the-minute lighting and event information from inside the stadium.

Fitzsimmons Bridge, Whistler, BC: The bridge will be lit up 44 minutes before sunset. For more information on the Sails of Light visit their social media @CanadaPlace and #SailsofLight.

Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, ON: There is a live cam available at that you can share, so that families and friends can see the Falls illuminated while staying safe at home!

CN Tower, Toronto, ON: Please remember that a standard light show will run for 8 minutes at the top of every hour, followed by another light show on the half hour. The night lighting will be visible by webcam on their website:!


Put on Purple on May 21st to raise lupus awareness and encourage others to donate! Whether it’s a purple shirt, hat, sunglasses or more, wear your favourite items and share why you’re wearing purple.  Purchase your Put on Purple Lupus Canada t-shirts here and support efforts  to advance lupus research. Please share your photos of Put on Purple Day on social media and tag @LupusCanada.


Educate yourself about lupus and share with family, friends and coworkers! Use the power of social media to email or tweet your elected officials about the importance of increasing resources and policies for lupus patients! Don’t forget to share YOUR lupus story with us to make lupus visible.  Please send your lupus story to


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Like, share or retweet our daily content.

Use #MakeLupusVisible and #LupusCanadaCares on your own social media accounts to use our voices and gain global recognition of the disease. Please click here for sample social media posts and images you can use.

Use our Facebook Profile Frame by searching ‘Lupus Canada’ or ‘Lupus Awareness Month’.

Use one of our Zoom Wallpapers and share with your colleagues! Right-click on the image you would like to download to save it.


Use one of our Phone Wallpapers and share with your friends and family! Right-click on the image you would like to download to save it.



With your support we can make a difference.  Your support can improve the quality of life for people with lupus through research, education and advocacy. Help us continue to make an impact for lupus and those who live with this debilitating disease. Donations to Lupus Canada can be made here.


You can use social media to help create awareness for causes that are important to you. Facebook makes it easy to share with others how you are working to end lupus and invite them to join you. Start a fundraiser to raise money for Lupus Canada and rally your friends and family to help you reach your goal.


We are excited to announce our collaboration with Maddy Collard!

Maddy Collard has completed her Personal Trainer Certification, graduated from Queens University in Kinesiology, and is currently an acupuncture Student at Georgian College. Maddy will be creating lupus friendly exercises for us during Lupus Awareness Month. Homemade Personal Training strives to encourage a passion for exercise by combining motivating personal trainers and comfortable, home settings. Maddy wants your sessions to help you feel happier and healthier both physically and mentally! Thank you Maddy for joining us and making lupus visible! Keep an eye out as we release her lupus friendly exercise videos.

For more information on Homemade Personal Training please visit



Marisa Zeppieri @LupusChick!

Marisa is an author, speaker, and the founder of, a NY nonprofit and social community that reaches almost 400K people per month. She is a former health journalist and Mrs. New York 2015, and her new memoir, Chronically Fabulous, released on May 4th. The book offers hope and encouragement to anyone living with a chronic illness, and shares Marisa’s personal health battle as well.

Lupus Canada is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a giveaway with Marisa Zeppieri! This giveaway will be connected to Put On Purple Day on May 21st, where individuals will have a chance to win a copy of her new book, “Chronically Fabulous”. Please keep an eye out on our social media as we release more information about this giveaway!

For more information on Lupus Chick please visit

Cooking with Paula Zavala!

Paula is a proud Mexican Chef who has lived in Toronto for more than 15 years. Her impressive career started in Mexico City where she attended CESSA (Instituto Culinario de America Latina). She owns Paula Zavala Eventos in Mexico City and founded Paula Zavala Chef Co. after relocating into Canada where she has been melting pre-hispanic traditions with contemporary flavors. Paula has participated in different TV shows like the Marilyn Denis Show and she has been host-chef of important brands like Fontaine Santé at the Toronto’s Gourmet Food & Wine Expo.

We are excited to have Paula host an online event, “Cooking for Lupus”, where people who have purchased Lupus Canada Put On Purple t-Shirts or our HOPE t-Shirts since March 2021 will be entered in this contest to join the cooking class with Paula Zavala. You will have the choice to buy the ingredients and join in her cooking the meal or just enjoying your evening and watching her cook! The more T-Shirts you have purchased the more times you will be entered in the contest. There will be 5 winners! The dinner will be on Thursday June 2rd at 7:00 pm (EST). Thank you Paula for joining us!

For more information on Paula Zavala please visit

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