Lupus Columbia SC is based in Columbia, South Carolina. Local support group meetings are free and open to the public. Our mission is to support success while living with lupus through community awareness and advocacy in Columbia and its surrounding areas.
The mission of Lupus Columbia SC is the help improve the quality of life of people affected by lupus through support groups, education, advocacy, and awareness.
Our vision is to provide a haven of open communication, a resource of support, environment of laughter and tavern of healing for Columbia’s survivors, family members and caregivers of lupus.
What Is Lupus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (S.L.E.), commonly called lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect virtually any organ of the body. In lupus, the body’s immune system, which normally functions to protect against foreign invaders, becomes hyperactive, forming antibodies that attack normal tissues and organs, including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and blood. Lupus is characterized by periods of illness, called flares, and periods of wellness, or remission.
Because its symptoms come and go and mimic those of other diseases, lupus is difficult to diagnose. There is no single laboratory test that can definitively prove that a person has this complex illness.
More information can be found here at Could I Have Lupus.gov.
Support Groups Lupus Columbia SC provides local support group activities that are always free to the public. At times, we look to hold group meetings in areas outside of Columbia, but within the state of South Carolina. We are not affiliated with © Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. If you would like us to hold a support group in your town or would like us to come speak to your group about lupus, please contact us.
P. O. Box 210424
Columbia, SC 29221
Donate (PayPal): firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy Lupus Columbia SC is not affiliated with the National Lupus Foundation of America. We proudly support the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™.
Community We are not a financial support organization. We recommend contactingI the National Lupus Foundation If you are seeking financial and prescription resources or support, please call the National Lupus Foundation of America offices at 1.800.558.0121.
LFA Information on Prescription Resources are also available via their website at www.lupus.org.
[Charity ID: P25708] Lupus Columbia SC’s mission (501(c)(3) status pending) is to help improve the quality of life of people affected by lupus through support groups, education, advocacy, and awareness.