News By Tag
News By Place
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.
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/
•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 email@example.com or visit http://www.LupusFL.org.
# # #
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.