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Washington Lupus Chapter Celebrates 35th Anniversary on December 5
Date:11/23/2009

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Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and the brain.

LFAGW's pioneer Patient Navigator Program will offer patients a greater ability to navigate the health care system, one-on-one focused help and education. Although there is still no cure for lupus, there are ways to enhance health care access, delivery and provide a safety net for lupus patients.

LFAGW's ongoing, free services serve the Washington, Baltimore, extended Virginia and West Virginia areas, including: support for newly diagnosed patients, free support groups/counseling, ongoing education and seminars, "Living with Lupus" workshops, an annual symposium, fundraising walks, disability workshops, a regular newsletter and more.

YouTube "Living with Lupus" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yVCwX8-b-I

About LFAGW

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. Call toll-free 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


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