The 3rd Annual Lupus Walk in the heart of South Carolina is was a success! Want to be a part of other walks here in South Carolina? Then make sure you sign up for more information!
It’s not too late to DONATE! You can collect donations at your place of work or community! Click the picture to find out more! And hey, if you want to hold a walk in your county, contact us!
Who We Are Our Lupus Support Groups are based in Columbia, South Carolina. Local support group meetings are free and open to the public. Our vision is to provide a resource of support, open communication, sense of well-being, and healing for survivors, family members, and caregivers of Lupus. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of those affected by Lupus utilizing awareness, education, support groups, and advocacy. Our goal is to enhance Lupus awareness and education statewide as a community partner to the constituents of South Carolina.
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 the Lupus Foundation of America (Lupus.org).
[Charity ID: P25708] Lupus Columbia SC is a Community Partner of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. As a Community Partner of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. donations are a 501(c)(3) approved. Consult your tax professional for qualified details.