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A Chronically Sweet Affair For Those Living with Chronic Illnesses in South Florida

The Lupus Foundation of America SE Florida Chapter, is pleased to announce an exciting and educational community event. A Chronically Sweet Affair will be held on Saturday, February 12th at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts from 1:30–3:00 p.m.

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A Chronically Sweet Affair
A Chronically Sweet Affair
PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 8, 2011 - Coral Springs - The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter, is pleased to announce an exciting and educational community event for the people of South Florida. The 1st Annual A Chronically Sweet Affair will be held on Saturday, February 12th at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Anyone living with a chronic illness, along with their family members, friends and caregivers will not want to miss this special Valentine’s celebration that will feature special guest, Christine Miserandino. Award-winning author of The Spoon Theory and a Lupus patient, Miserandino will be sharing her experiences of living with a chronic illness with the people of South Florida – experiences that are relatable to anyone who is living with a chronic illness including Lupus.

The event will also feature raffle items that have been donated by local businesses such as the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Big Bear Brewing Company, Dr. Tea’s, Field of Flowers, Apricot Lane and the Melting Pot.  Light beverages and snacks will be served.  

This will be a great opportunity for chronic illness patients of South Florida to meet and fellowship with others who are living life, no matter what their diagnosis is.

For more information or to register (tickets are free but seating is limited), please visit http://www.lupusfl.org/sweet.html  or call 561-279-8606. More information on the venue can be obtained by visiting: http://www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com.

About Lupus

•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 the over 1.5 million Americans 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 info@lupusfl.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 all people affected by lupus in Florida.

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Source:Lupus Foundation of America's SE Florida Chapter
Phone:561-279-8606
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