Jul. 14, 2014

Marietta Clyburn and Shane Stout Named to Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter Board

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 14, 2014 – The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) has appointed Marietta Clyburn and Shane Stout to its board of directors.

Clyburn works at Wells Fargo where she holds a Business Training Consultant 2 position. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000, Clyburn has been an active volunteer with the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter for which she has served on the Program and Services Committee. She is a graduate of Anson Community College and University of Phoenix in Charlotte where she earned a degree in business management.

Stout is a Senior Vice President in Global Corporate Services at Bank of America. Having witnessed the struggle of personal friends diagnosed with the disease, he has been a supporter of the LFANC since 2008. A North Carolina native, Stout attended Wake Forest University and UNC Charlotte and holds degrees in Biology and Physical Anthropology.

“The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter is proud to be led by our Board of Directors, a statewide team of committed people who are passionate about the mission, driving positive change for those affected by lupus in North Carolina through governance, strategic vision, and fund development,” said Christine John-Fuller, President and CEO of LFANC.

About Lupus:
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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