An Important Message from the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter
March 11, 2020 - The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter (LFA, GOC) is taking precautions due to the national outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As of March 11, 2020, we will cease all in-person programs and events for 46 days. This includes support groups, New Patient Education Classes, summits, kNOw Lupus Zones, and Lupus Awareness Night with the Cleveland Cavaliers.The Cincinnati Walk to End Lupus Now® 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. Further updates will follow as we receive more details.
Our goal is to decrease opportunities to spread COVID-19. The health and well-being of our constituents are of the highest priority. As we cease and postpone events, we are also making efforts to accommodate your needs via digital outlets.
We urge you not to panic, but rather, to take efforts to protect yourself and turn to reliable sources to stay informed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information for people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. The Lupus Foundation of America has articles about the coronavirus and lupus. If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance in navigating life with lupus, please feel free to 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.
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.
NEW DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2020* *This date is tentative and will depend on CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 (the coronavirus)
Call in to these live educational teleconferences 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.
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