Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare. As with other autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system. SOURCE
You can read more about Lupus here at Lupus Malaysia.
To raise money for we will be running a photography contest with the theme of “Anything Butterfly” – this is not limited to macro so go wild. It’s up to your interpretation.
Nikon D60 DSLR Camera with kit valued at RM 2,588
Nikon D40x DSLR Camera with kit valued at RM 1,888
Coolpix P5100 camera valued at RM 1,048
Five Merit Prizes:
Nikon CF Sprint IV binoculars valued at RM 198 each
Fifteen Consolation Prizes
Download your entry form here: World Lupus Day Entry Form
You need to submit the entry form with a minimum donation of RM10 before April 30th.
Photographs for entry MUST be taken between May 1st and May 7th and entered by May 8th 5pm. An exhibition and prize giving ceremony will be on May 10th and the exhibition will continue until May 18th. More details here.
So do enter, and keep May 10th free to support Shutter Asia and Lupus!
If you don’t mind please blog about this too, even if it’s just an aside and forward this to any friends you have that are interested in photography.