LFANC’s Kristin Mart Appointed to Lupus Foundation of America’s National Education Committee
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 24, 2014 – Kristin Mart, Patient Services Manager for the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) has been invited to serve on the Lupus Foundation of America’s (LFA) National Education Committee.
Mart is among a few hand-selected patient services representatives from the chapter level to join national LFA staff and health professionals on the Education Committee, which helps conduct educational needs assessments, set priorities and support the development of lupus educational resources. The committee seeks to enhance educational services for patients, teens and young adults, minorities, caregivers and health professionals.
“I am proud that Kristin’s [Mart] outstanding work for the chapter is already being noticed at a higher level, and that her involvement will provide a voice for North Carolina on programs that mold and shape our support for those we serve,” said Christine John-Fuller, President and CEO of LFANC.
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, hits out of nowhere, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive, and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains underfunded relative to its scope and devastation.
About the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter is part of the national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. We work with local health professionals and volunteers to provide information and programs to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease. The chapter serves an estimated 45,000 living with lupus in North Carolina. For more information about lupus or the LFANC, visit www.lupusnc.org or call (877) 849-8271. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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