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Over 55,000 Georgians are living with lupus. Whether you are living with lupus or loving someone with lupus, we are here.

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Kim Schofield

If you, a loved one, or a family member are living with lupus or lupus nephritis, join us for this upcoming event, to learn more about lupus nephritis from community leaders, a medical expert, and a person living with lupus nephritis.

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Featured presentations:
Lupus Research Updates - Dr. Sam Lim, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Emory University; Chief of Service, Grady Memorial Hospital
Deep South Health Equity Lupus Project - J. Christopher Reed, Project Manager
2023 Strategic Goals for the LFA, Georgia Chapter - Teri Emond, President and CEO

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Join us as we jump start the Walk season with an evening of inspiration, networking and fundraising ideas. At this FREE event with food and beverage:
Receive Walk materials, posters and banners.
Bring friends and family who are unfamiliar with lupus or the Walk - they will learn and be inspired! Everyone needs to register!

The team with the most team members registered for the Walk, raising a least $10 each AND PRESENT at each Kickoff Party will win $250 in gift cards AND $250 to their team page!

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Georgia Capitol

This empowering day includes guest speakers, House and Senate Resolutions, Governors Proclamation and a photo opportunity with Governor Kemp and many of your Representatives and Senators.

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We are SO exited!! In 2022, we ventured into the world of live walks again and we were blown away by YOUR support. We are ready to get started with our 2023 campaigns, you can register today to join us!

Walk with Us in 2023!
Breaking news

Moments ago, the U.S. Senate voted to approve a fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending package which includes $22 million in federal funding for lupus research and education programs. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the bill tomorrow, clearing the way for it to be signed into law by the president before current government funding expires on Friday.

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A new online self-management program designed to help people with lupus build and enhance skills in four pillars of lupus self-management: managing symptoms, managing stress, managing medications and working with their healthcare team.

Give SELF a try now
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Check out the ways our passionate supporters across Georgia are turning their events into fundraisers benefitting the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter. Imagine what you could do? Let us know if you are interested in hosting a third-party event, contact Teri Emond at temond@lfaga.org for more information.

Check Out Our Inspiring Third-Party Fundraisers
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August 3rd - September 28th (Choose one) - The Lupus Foundation of America is offering a Community Health Worker Lupus Training and Certification Program. Your role in the community is incredibly important. We appreciate you taking the time to attend this training program to learn more about lupus. By doing so you are helping to raise awareness of this highly misunderstood disease, reduce the time to diagnosis, and to improve the quality of life for all those affected by lupus. Please choose one of the dates offered and register for a one hour seminar provided free of charge.

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Columbus walkers

It's never too early to get started! Atlanta and Macon Walk pages are live, Augusta and Columbus will be live soon

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We hear you. We're listening. We're taking action!
Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It is a series of monthly webinars designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus and better managing your symptoms. Live webinars are accessible through a link provided after registration.

Be Fierce Take Control

You sleep plenty (you even nap), but you’re always tired. Some days, the pain in your joints and muscles makes you feel three times your age. You work hard and take care of business—but there are times when it feels like your body is fighting against you. Lupus can be like that. Learn More.

Take Charge Email Series

Take Charge is a weekly education email series for people with lupus, including those recently diagnosed. Each week for 12 weeks, you'll get an email from our Health Educators with tips and resources that can empower you to take charge of your health.

Support Groups in Georgia

IMPORTANT NOTE: The well being of our patients is our highest priority. Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC guidelines, all support will be held via teleconference until further notice. Our Support Network is essential to all the Chapter’s efforts, working tirelessly to support patients, our programs and events and advocate for awareness.

Advocacy in Georgia

A lupus activist engages in educating their federal, state, and locally elected officials about the cruel mystery of lupus.  Whether through a letter, email, phone call, or face-to-face meetings with elected officials, lupus activists are the vital voice on legislation and policies issues impacting people with lupus and their families.  An activist’s voice makes a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have SO much to offer the Lupus Community in 2023 and we are looking for some dedicated volunteers and committee members to help us reach our goals!

GOAL Research Cohort - Georgians Organized Against Lupus

The GOAL project, lead by the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University. to better understand how lupus may impact patients' lives. We need to hear from you to build the wealth of knowledge needed to transform health care and improve health outcomes.

GCLEA Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness

The mission of the GCLEA is to improve the lives of Georgia residents who live with lupus by raising public education and awareness, improving access to resources for patients and family members, obtaining information that will inform current and future public health efforts, and increasing appropriate diagnosis of lupus by non-rheumatologists. Read more.


 

Up-to-Date News and Resources for Lupus and COVID-19

Stay up-to-date on coronavirus news, reliable information, and resources, all geared toward people affected by lupus. Even in these challenging times, we are here to support you.

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