May is Lupus awareness month. This is a cause close to my heart--my mother had a long battle with this disease. It's a chronic auto-immune disease that can attack nearly any organ or system in the body. In my mother's case, it attacked her kidneys, eventually causing her renal failure. She was never able to get on the list of a kidney transplant.
You can help out this cause a few ways, first, by donating to the Lupus Foundation of America, or by participating in one of their walks. Pray they can find a cure or better ways to cope for those that are affected by this hard-hitting illness.