FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FIRST MEETING SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
June 10, 2019 - The Lupus Society of Illinois encourages anyone who is interested to attend a new support group for lupus patients and their family members in Chicago Illinois:
What: “Lupus Spoons” - New Lupus Support Group in Chicago
When: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10:30am
(Typically held the 2nd Saturday of the month except November)
Where: Queen of Angels (Voss Parish Center)
4412 N Western Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60625
Support Group Facilitator: Mari
If you are interested in attending the support group meeting, please contact the LSI Office by phone at 312-542-0002 or email at infolupusil.org.
Support groups are a great resource for the lupus community. Support is provided through group knowledge, skills and support to manage lupus effectively. Individuals with lupus, family members, friends and health care professionals all benefit from lupus support groups.
For more information about lupus or the Lupus Society of Illinois, contact Mary Dollear, President, at (312) 648-6053.
Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.
Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is key to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at infolupusil.org or call (312) 542-0002.