April 28, 2020 - The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter (LFA, GOC) is taking precautions due to the national outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We're continuing to put all in-person events on hold until further notice. This includes support groups, New Patient Education Classes, summits, and kNOw Lupus Zones.The Walk to End Lupus Now® in Cincinnati and Columbus will be postponed until further notice. In addition to these events, we also discourage people with lupus from attending events with large crowds, such as health fairs.
Our goal is to decrease opportunities to spread COVID-19. Your health and well-being are our top priority. We know that these are difficult times, but be assured that we are still here to support you. As we cease and postpone events, we are also making efforts to accommodate your needs via digital outlets. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance accessing digital resources and programs.
We urge you not to panic, but rather, to take efforts to protect yourself and turn to reliable sources to stay informed. Visit our COVID-19 and Lupus page for news, information, and resources. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has information for people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance in navigating life with lupus, please email the LFA, GOC office [email protected] or call 1 (888) NO-LUPUS. Pay close attention to LFA, GOC emails, LupusGreaterOhio.org, and @lupusgreateroh on social media for updates. As always, we are so grateful for your continued support of the LFA, GOC.
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, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure.
Our lupus toolkit is designed to provide you with guidance, support, and advice, whether you have been a patient, caregiver, or physician for days, months, or even years. The toolkit resource is here to be your guide through this cruel mystery. Click Here For Toolkit
(The links below will redirect you to the LFA National site. Be sure to set Greater Ohio as your chapter to stay involved locally.)
Although we cannot gather in person at this time, the LFA, GOC is still committed to presenting the most up-to-date information. Our educational programs are currently being held digitally.Click Here for More Info
During these unprecedented times, we urge you to take efforts to protect yourself and turn to reliable sources to stay informed.
Participate in these live educational presentations designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus.
If you need to speak with us, please call the office at 1 (888) NO-LUPUS.
We offer groups in-person and over the phone for people to share their experiences and ask questions.
These "Lupus 101" classes cover basic information about managing the disease and living well.
No two people have the same lupus journey. Click here to read about some lupus warriors!