MDC’s Freedom Tower Goes Purple for World Lupus Day May 10

Miami, May 6, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower purple at sunset on Tuesday, May 10, in support of the Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Region’s World Lupus Day. The special day is commemorated during Lupus Awareness Month when local communities rally to bring greater attention to lupus by wearing purple and lighting buildings, monuments, and fountains purple.

Over half of Americans have never heard of or have little knowledge about lupus, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks healthy tissue and organs, underscoring the urgent need to raise awareness about the disease’s brutal impact on every part of a person’s life. Because many symptoms and effects are invisible, it can often leave those living lupus feeling isolated and misunderstood.

About Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Region

The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Region is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact in the states of Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, the Foundation supports research and conducts education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life; provides information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and, conducts activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus and advocate on their behalf. To learn more, visit

WHAT:           MDC to Illuminate Freedom Tower Purple for World Lupus Day

WHEN:           Tuesday, May 10, at sunset

WHERE:         MDC’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd.