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Lupus Foundation to Host Community Outreach Initiatives
Date:3/10/2008

s, and other special guests, as they join us in our efforts to raise awareness of this disease. World Lupus Day is Saturday, May 10, 2008. The local celebration is observed on Thursday, May 8th! Bring your lunch and enjoy live music, educational booths and other surprises!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Love Park in Philadelphia, 16th St. & JFK Blvd.

14th Annual Lupus Links Golf Tournament

Come join celebrity golfer Sheldon Brown and other golf enthusiasts as they spend a beautiful summer day on a new course. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Philmont Country Club

301 Tomlinson Rd.

Huntingdon Valley, PA

The cause of lupus is unknown, though researchers believe lupus has a genetic basis and certain environmental influences can trigger disease activity in individuals predisposed to lupus. There is no cure for lupus, but medications are prescribed that can control the disease in most individuals. Unfortunately, current therapies for lupus can be toxic, causing other health problems, and no new medicines have been approved specifically to treat lupus symptoms in more than thirty years. But new research offers hope that safer and more effective treatments will be made available in the not too distant future.

"We are excited about the upcoming events our Chapter is sponsoring and encourage all members of the Philadelphia community to join us in supporting our cause," said Annette Myarick, Executive Director of The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter. "It is vital for our community to learn more about lupus and to know that our Foundation is here and ready to help."

The Lupus Foundation of America is based in Washington, DC, and is the nation's leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, supporting individuals and families affected by the disease, increa
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