We are moving to Lupus.org/SouthCarolina!
Who We Are Our Lupus Support Groups are based in Columbia, South Carolina. We are now LFA South Carolina Community Partner. Our new homepage will soon be www.lupus.org/southcarolina! 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.
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It’s not too late to DONATE! You can collect donations at your place of work or community! And hey, if you want to hold a walk in your county, contact us!
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).
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization/Tax ID #43-1131436.