April is National Sjogren’s Syndrome Awareness Month, as hosted by the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation. Many of our readers consist of those who have been diagnosed with this disease, which is a disorder of the immune system that has two common symptoms: dry eyes and dry mouth.
Sjogren’s Syndrome & Dry Mouth
The Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation aims to spread awareness of the disease during the month of April. They have launched a month-long event to raise money for the foundation and to help those who have both undiagnosed and diagnosed cases of the disease. Organizations, typically schools and offices, can host a “Bold Blue Day” throughout the month of April, on which their employees or students turn in their normal, everyday attire for bold, blue outfits. These “dress-down” days are supported with donations from participants, and all proceeds go to the Foundation.
Lubricity is a proud supporter of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation!