Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease than can damage any part of the human body. According to The Lupus Foundation of America, it is estimated that 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus.
While there has not yet been a cure for this disease, the non-profit organization The Lupus Foundation of America continues the fight against lupus through educational programs, research, support and advocacy.
The foundation relies solely on the contribution of numerous donors and volunteers with the hopes to discover an effective treatment or cure for the chronic disease.
Among other resources available to support the Lupus Foundation of America, the various chapters within this organization coordinate local events to encourage support, improve awareness and raise funding for research.
In fact, the Lone Star Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America has two upcoming events in the Metroplex.
Dallas Fort Worth Walk to End Lupus Now will take place April 20, at 10 a.m. at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas
Rally for Lupus will be held May 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.
For more information about the Lupus Foundation of America Lone Star Chapter, visit www.lupus.org/lonestar