Between the dates of January 17, 2011 and April 10, 2011, Whole Foods Market Coral Springs customers who bring in their own bags can choose to donate their 10¢ per bag refund to the Lupus Foundation of America Southeast Florida Chapter. Funds raised through this campaign will go directly toward LFA’s programs and services in Broward County.
Donations during the three-month period will be given to The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter after April 10, 2011, during a check presentation photo shoot. The final donation amount and photo will be released to the local media at that time.
More information about the “Donate Your Dime” event can be obtained by going to http://www.LupusFL.org or by calling 561-279-8606.
•Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can damage any organ in the body and can cause life-threatening consequences.
•1 in 185 Americans are living with lupus.
•Someone in the US is being diagnosed with lupus every 30 minutes.
•90% of the people who develop lupus are females. Males can also develop lupus and their disease can be more severe in some organs.
•African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, Asians and Native Americans are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians; however, lupus affects people of all races and ethnicities.
About the Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is the foremost nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus. The Southeast Florida Chapter provides information, educational programs, support groups and personalized help to the over 100,000 people living with lupus in Florida and their loved ones. The Chapter also supports research and promotes awareness through education and advocacy. For more information, call 561-279-8606, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.LupusFL.org.
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The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida is the foremost nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to the over 100,000 people affected by lupus in Florida.