WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington metro area residents wondering if they have undiagnosed symptoms of lupus can find out on Sunday, July 26 at a "Could I Have Lupus?" workshop and Washington Mystics game at the Verizon Center, 601 F St., N.W., D.C. As a combination workshop/fundraiser, attendees must purchase a Mystics game ticket for $24.00, $9.00 of which benefits the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW). The workshop will be held at 2:00 p.m., with the game following at 4:30 p.m.
LFAGW provides free services for the 70,000+ greater metro area people with lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and the brain. To register and purchase tickets: http://lfagw.eventbrite.com/. Information: Elle Alexander, LFAGW: 202-212-6761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur, including:
Could I Have Lupus?
Ninety percent of people with lupus are women of childbearing age. People wondering if they may have lupus can check their symptoms in English at http://www.couldihavelupus.gov/ and en Espanol at http://www.couldihavelupus.gov/sp/contents.php
LFAGW's Free, Ongoing Services
Founded in 1974 , the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington (LFAGW) Chapter, Inc. provides free, current information, education programs and outreach services to improve the quality of lives for people with lupus while also supporting research. Toll-free number in D.C., Md., Va. and W.Va.: 1-888-349-1167 or 202-349-1167. Web site:www.lupusgw.org.
|SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter, Inc.|
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