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Stay up-to-date on the latest news, facts, resources, and more, all geared toward people affected by lupus in Ohio. Even in these challenging times, we are here to support you.

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LFA, GOC Response to COVID-19

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,, and @lupusgreateroh on social media for updates. As always, we are so grateful for your continued support of the LFA, GOC.

Understanding 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, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure.

A Guide

What is Lupus?

Common Symptoms



Living with Lupus

Local Programs and Services

(The links below will redirect you to the LFA National site. Be sure to set Greater Ohio as your chapter to stay involved locally.)  


Impact on Daily Life

Anyone with Lupus

Newly Diagnosed


Healthcare Professionals

Lupus Toolkit

This 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

Educational Programming

June 13 at 1 p.m. - Virtual Summit

June 18 at 7 p.m. - Lupus in Men

If you missed our Virtual Summit on May 16, you can watch the recording here.

If you missed our Hydrochloroquine Webinar on June 2, you can watch the recording here.

Virtual Lupus Summit

This is your opportunity to learn from Lupus Experts. We work with all the major hospital systems in the State of Ohio to provide quality lupus education. The expert panels of speakers are from leading physicians and medical professionals. This Summit looks to engage the community to inspire patients to take charge and Power Up with education. We are on a mission to END LUPUS. Together we can!

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Ask the Experts Teleconference Series

Call in to these live educational teleconferences designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus.

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