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October is Lupus Awareness Month

A Campaign to Educate, Support, Raise Funds for Research

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 1.5 million Americans have a form of lupus, the chronic (incurable) disease that can result in severe joint pain and swelling, fevers, fatigue, fevers, skin rashes, anemia, chest pains, sun sensitivity, and other health effects, including organ failure and death. Lupus mostly strikes women of childbearing age -- between 15 and 44 -- although men and women of all ages can develop the disease as well. October is Lupus Awareness Month and The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter is sponsoring a number of community events to spread the word about diagnosis and support programs. The purpose of the month long initiative is to educate and support individuals with lupus and their families as well as raise funds to support local programs, services and research in our area.

Lupus awareness month activities:

Coping with a Chronic Illness

We discuss important topics such as coping with stress and fatigue;

communicating effectively with your doctor, family & friends; and

developing coping strategies to enhance quality of life.

Monday, October 8th

2100 Byberry Road, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM

Lupus Foundation teams up with Wired 96.5 FM "Outside the Huddle"

Meet & talk football with "birds" cornerback Sheldon Brown #24

Q&A, Autographs, food, giveaways & special raffles!

Wear purple, the color of lupus awareness and receive double raffle


Monday, October 15th

Chickie's & Pete's 11000 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 6:00-8:00PM

Beginners Guide to Lupus

Series designed to educate newly diagnosed individuals with lupus or those

who have never attended a lupus educational program.

October 23rd, Marple Public Library, Broomall, PA 7:00PM

October 25th, Penn Tower Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 11:00AM

16th Annual L

SOURCE The Lupus Foundation of America Southeastern PennsylvaniaChapter
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