Poster says: Someone You Know Has Lupus,”
left side: “A rash across the cheeks and nose resembling a ‘butterfly’ can be a symptom of lupus,” “The butterfly has become the Lupus Foundation of America’s national symbol of hope.” Hope is an underlying message of the campaign. Lupus usually strikes in the prime of life. But new research brings hope that safer and more effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, can be found.
“Lupus is: an autoimmune disease, the body attacking itself, difficult to recognize and diagnose, sometimes mild, sometimes life-threatening, mostly seen in women, especially African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians, also found in men and children, a widespread chronic illness that can kill,” the poster explains. “Symptoms [include]: joint pain, fever, joint swelling, fatigue, skin rashes, anemia, chest pains, and sun sensitivity.”