Lupus Empowerment Series
Educational programming for lupus patients and caregivers. Participants have the opportunity to hear from experts and learn more about this disease by attending seminars, conferences, teleconferences, and webinars.
Lupus Information Line
We are proud to offer a toll free information line to people living with lupus, their family, friends and caregivers in the state of Florida. Our trained lupus navigators can answer questions and direct you to local resources.
The chapter maintains lists of lupus aware physicians. We do not offer referrals nor do we make recommendations. Our lists are provided as a convenience in finding physicians which are aware of the issues unique to those with Lupus.
Support Groups, Lupus Link Up, and Social Butterflies
People with lupus often feel alone with their disease and the everyday struggles that the disease brings to their lives, especially during times when the disease is active. The philosophy of LFA support groups is to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping, and insights into living with this chronic illness.
Lupus Link Up is an online lupus community that allows you to post and reply to messages, share pictures and videos and participate in chats. Be part of a growing lupus community of individuals like you, share your story, and learn from others.
Social Butterflies is an informal meet up for people impacted by lupus. Meetings take place at locations such as libraries, coffee shops and even at happy hour. If you would like to host a Social Butterflies meet-up, please let us know and we will help get you started.
Walk to End Lupus Now and Team No Lupus
Walk to End Lupus Now events are conducted nationwide by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and its national network to connect those impacted by lupus and raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. Team No Lupus is an athletic program where participants can take part in runs, marathons, walks, swimming, cycling events, and more in order to raise public awareness about lupus while raising critical funds to support the mission.
College Outreach Program
In a survey conducted by the Lupus Foundation of America, it was found that the great majority of college students knew little-to-nothing about lupus despite their typical age group being the most at-risk for developing symptoms of lupus. As a means to achieve our organization's goal to reduce time to diagnosis, this program was developed to educate college students about lupus by visiting college campuses and educating students through fun, interactive activities.