Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower Goes Purple for Lupus Awareness Month May 21

Miami, May 12, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower purple at sunset Friday, May 21, in support of the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter’s Put on Purple Day.  It is a special day 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, Florida Chapter

The Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter 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. The foundation works with local health professionals and volunteers to provide information and programs to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease. To learn more, visit

WHAT:           MDC to Illuminate Freedom Tower Purple for Lupus Awareness Month

WHEN:           Friday, May 21, at sunset

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