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Arthritis/Lupus Events

ARTHRITIS EVENTS COMING UP!

"Pain, Stress, Emotion and Arthritis:
Using the Mind and Body to Take Control"
A Free Consumer Education Program
Location: Macomb Community College, South Campus, Warren, Michigan
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments.
Program starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. and adjourns at 8:00 p.m.
Call: 1-800-968-3030 for more information and to register. Seating is limited.

Life Improvement Series of Joint-Safe Exercise Programs
These classes, specially designed to prevent and manage arthritis pain, can be beneficial for anyone seeking a joint-friendly way to build flexibility, strength and stamina. Included are proven tai chi, fitness and warm water aquatic classes taught by Arthritis Foundation certified instructors.
Call: 1-800-968-3030 for more information
Or visit www.arthritis.org and type in your zipcode to find classes in your area.

Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program
In-depth, 6-week program teaches the knowledge and skills you need to better manage arthritis. Developed at Stanford University, the proven program is taught by Arthritis Foundation certified instructors.
Call: 1-800-968-3030 for more information
Or visit www.arthritis.org and type in your zipcode to find classes in your area.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Help raise funds for arthritis research
December 7th at the Northville Downs Race Track
December 13th at Covington School in Bloomfield Hills
Call: 1-800-968-3030 or visit www.arthritis.org to learn more

LUPUS EVENT COMING UP!

"Women of Color Meeting the Challenge of Lupus"

On Saturday, October 11, 2008, the Southfield Lupus Support Group will host its "6th Annual Lupus Awareness Luncheon" at Vassels Banquet Hall in Southfield, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The theme for this year's luncheon celebration is "Women of Color Meeting the Challenge of Lupus". This effort is an annual public awareness program that targets high-risk groups most affected by lupus, and provide them with a wide-range of information and health-related educational materials.

Our featured speakers will include Angela Johnson, Women's Health Program/Minority Outreach, University of Michigan, and Jacquetta Hinton, Office of Minority Health, Michigan Department of Community Health, along with lupus survivor testimonials.

Advance luncheon tickets are $20.00. Seating is limited.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and multiple complications to virtually any organ system in the body. The disease affects approximately two million Americans, most of whom are young women of color. Lupus is more common in African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Lupus has no medical cure - its cause is unknown.

Since 2000, the Southfield Lupus Support Group has made a positive impact in the community and increasing public awareness of this mysterious crippling and fatal disease. Our community educational programs are volunteer-driven and supported by a diverse group of lupus survivors, family members, and volunteers from all walks of life and ages. Our objective is to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus can share their health experiences, lifestyle changes, and insights into living with a chronic illness. Monthly support meetings are held at Providence Hospital (Nine Mile & Greenfield) in Southfield, Michigan. All monthly support meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call (248) 559-0503 or (248) 967-0860.

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