On July 23rd, the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation will join with other Sjogren's groups around the world to celebrate World Sjogren's Day.
World Sjogren's Day commemorates the birthday of Henrik Sjogren, who first identified this disease in 1933, while bringing organizations across the world together to raise awareness about Sjogren’s.
This year, the Foundation is hoping to raise $10,000 for research in honor of Dr. Sjogren's 113th birthday. Click Here to make a donation towards research to celebrate World Sjogren's Day. You can also set up your own FirstGiving page and ask friends and family to donate to the SSF in honor of Henrik Sjogren and World Sjogren's Day!
World Sjogren's Day creates a wonderful opportunity for you to talk about Sjogren's with the people in your life. While sharing can be a scary thought initially, you'll never know what support is out there or who may also be dealing with the same issues you were before your diagnosis. By sharing, you may help someone get diagnosed quicker but most importantly, you will be helping to make Sjogren’s a household name.
Write a comment below and let us know what you did for World Sjogren’s Day or what it was like to talk to someone in your life about Sjogren’s. Together we can conquer Sjogren's!