Mar. 31, 2014

N.C. Lupus Chapter Hosts Lupus Empowerment Series Seminars in Fayetteville and Raleigh – May 31

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 31, 2014 – The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) is hosting its “2014 Lupus Empowerment Series” educational seminars in Fayetteville and Raleigh on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

The two-part seminar in Fayetteville takes place from 10:00AM-1:00PM at Miller Motte College located at 3725 Ramsey Street in Fayetteville. Michelle Martin, PT, of the Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center will present Part 1 “Lupus and Exercise.” Part 2 will include a panel discussion of “Lessons in Lupus.”

The two-part seminar in Raleigh runs from 10:00AM-1:00PM at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church located at 7506 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Dr. Keisha Gibson of the UNC Kidney Center will present Part 1 “Lupus and the Kidneys.” Part 2 will feature a panel discussion of “Lessons in Lupus.”

The “2014 Lupus Empowerment Series” is an eight-city series of educational seminars throughout North Carolina whereby participants learn from subject matter experts. The remaining four will take place on June 21 in Asheville and Wilmington and on Sept. 6 in Charlotte and Greensboro. There is no charge to attend these seminars. Registration is required by the Wednesday prior to each event. For questions, call 877-849-8271 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For more information about the 2014 Lupus Empowerment Series and to sign up, visit

“As part of our ongoing commitment to provide many different educational opportunities for individuals with lupus, we are excited to offer our ‘2014 Lupus Empowerment Series’ seminars throughout the state,” said Christine John-Fuller, President & CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. “We appreciate our amazing presenters who play a vital role in helping us equip individuals in their daily journey with lupus to not only live, but to thrive and feel empowered to take charge of their health.”

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 or call (877) 849-8271. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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