LUPUS IS REAL IN OUR COMMUNITY

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The 3rd Annual Lupus Walk in the heart of South Carolina is being turned upside down! Third time is a charm! Want to be a part of this year’s lupus walk? Yes! Make sure you sign up for more information!

Who We Are Our Lupus Support Groups are mainly 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.

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 501(c)(3)] Our mission is to help improve the quality of life of people affected by lupus through support groups, education, advocacy, and awareness.