Lupus Meeting Planned

Everyone is welcome to attend a free “Lupus Connections” meeting planned for November 3, from 6 to 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Sargent Meeting Room of the Liverpool Public Library located at 310 Tulip St., Liverpool.

The “Lupus Connections” meetings are designed to assist lupus patients in an informal way to access information and better understand ways to cope with chronic illness. These meetings will seek to connect individuals with the Lupus Alliance, lupus patients, and also help significant others become better educated about this disease.

Honi Kurzeja, executive director of the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York believes these informal meetings will help people with lupus better understand and cope with their disease.

Kurzeja said, “The New Connections Meetings represent an informal way people can learn more about lupus and get connected with others in their community affected by lupus.”

Lupus is an incurable disease in which the body’s immune system becomes overactive and begins to attack its own healthy tissues and organs. It is estimated that more than 2 million Americans have this disease with 16,000 more people diagnosed with lupus annually.

Everyone that attends will receive a free copy of the Lupus Alliance of America newsletter Lupus NewsLink.

For more information, or to preregister, please contact the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York at (800) 300-4198, [email protected] or visit www.lupusupstateny.org

Please register for this meeting by October 30.