Jul. 19, 2016

National Advocate Kim Schofield Partners with the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America

Atlanta, GA - (July 20, 2016) - The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter (LFAGA) has partnered with national lupus advocate Kim Schofield, to raise awareness and educate the lupus community. Schofield, who has lived with lupus since 2000, is the co-chair of the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness and serves as the chair of Georgia Chapter Advocacy Committee. The Chapter is presenting Lupus 101: The Basics on Saturday, August 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur located at 130 Clairemont Avenue in Decatur, Georgia. Register today!

Schofield is a dynamic national, state and local patient advocate using her leadership and voice to impact public policy, lupus research and empower people with lupus. She is also one of the longest serving support group leaders in the network and leads the Decatur-based LACES Lupus Support Group.

“It takes courage to stand face-to-face living with lupus each day,” says Schofield. “It takes resilience to keep pushing through every day! It takes both willpower and waypower minute by minute to decide what’s next. It takes a champion to take action in the midst of adversity. These things describe YOU! You have the heart and momentum of an Activist! You are so much bigger than your struggles!”

Topics will include Understanding Lupus, presented by Dr. Mohammad Kamran, Advocacy in Georgia and Putting the Pieces Together, a session designed to share your experiences with others living with lupus. The program is free and breakfast will be provided to registered attendees. Register today!

About The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter is the only statewide resource for those living with lupus and provides thousands of Georgians with expanding educational programs, advocacy and awareness. The Chapter supports national research efforts of the Lupus Foundation of America, working to advance the science and medicine of lupus to bring down the barriers that have impeded progress in lupus research.  Find out more about who we are.

About The Decatur LACES Lupus Support Group
The Decatur LACES Lupus Support Group is part of a network of 30 support groups across the state of Georgia providing individuals with lupus an opportunity to share common experiences and learn from one another. The LACES Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Wesley Chapel – William C. Brown Library on 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30034. Get more information about the Decatur LACES Support Group.

About Lupus
Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease, which can affect any organ including the joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, blood, or skin. Lupus affects primarily young women in their crucial childbearing years but also men, children and women of all ages. Lupus is two to three times more common among African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. An estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide have a form of lupus.  Learn more.