Living with Lupus Tuesday, July 22, at 5:30 pm.
07/22/2014, Living with Lupus Tuesday, July 22, at 5:30 pm.Rockland, Hudson, 5:30 PM
LIVING WITH LUPUS
What it is, What it Does
A Personal Perspective
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. It is often called the "great imitator" because it can mimic symptoms of other diseases. Extreme fatigue, headaches, painful swollen joints, and fever are just some of the many manifestations of lupus.
At least 1.5 million people have lupus and more than 16,000 new cases are reported each year in the US. Although men, children, and teenagers can develop lupus, it is most common in women between 15 and 44 years of age. Women of color are two- to three-times more likely to develop lupus.
Our presenter, Raquel Abreu, is a student in LIU's School Counseling program. Ms. Abreu has personal knowledge of this illness, having lupus herself. Ms. Abreu will explain what lupus is, how it has affected her life, and what needs to be done to find a cure for this illness.
Please join us on Tuesday, July 22, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in room 102 for this informative and free presentation.
To reserve your seat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-450-5413. For more information about this presentation, contact Dr. Thomas J. Nardi, Director of counseling programs email@example.com or 845-450-5429
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