World Lupus Day – 10 May 2008

When I first heard about it, the first question on my mind was, “What the crap is Lupus??? Sounds like Pupus (extinct) and Luput (expired).
After some reading, I found out that Lupus is actually a disease that I want my worst enemy to have. (DIE GAVIN DIEEEE!!) It’s a disease that strikes fat people which would cause their balls to fall off if untreated.

Picture unrelated
Just kidding.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, auto-immune disease of unknown cause where the patient’s body makes large quantities of blood proteins called anti-bodies that react against the person’s own tissues. In Malaysia, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people have been diagnosed with SLE over the past 30 years.
A photography contest is being held in conjunction with World Lupus Day on May 10, 2008. Called “ANYTHING Butterfly Photography Contest”, this photography contest aims to raise public awareness about Lupus, an autoimmune disease that can cause severe damage to body tissues and organs. The shortlisted photographs will be exhibited from May 10 – May 18, 2008 at 1 Utama, First Floor Oval. Extremely attractive prizes to be won.

ANYTHING Butterfly one of pro-bono projects under KimKomm (Kimberlycun‘s PR company). Please feel free to post an entry about Lupus on your blog.
Related Link:
Malaysia SLE Associations
[Edit: Please take 2 minutes of your time to complete this website’s survey 😛]

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