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2011-08-11 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will offer the latest in lupus research, treatments and coping skills on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Led by world-renowned lupus expert and keynote speaker Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H., the 24th Annual Maryland Lupus Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, Md....

2011-03-11 00:00:27

The New York City-based S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and its West Coast division Lupus LA welcome the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) historic approval of BENLYSTA® (belimumab) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), which is now the first new treatment approved for the chronic autoimmune disease in more than half a century. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 The New York City-based S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and its West Coast division Lupus LA welcome the U.S. Food and Drug...

2010-10-14 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch wider chapter services in Virginia with the Second Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. The walk comes just before BENLYSTA -- the first drug for lupus in 52 years from walk sponsor Human Genome Sciences -- is expected to become available in December....

2010-08-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch its new tri-state activities with the Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. Now serving the entire state with an estimated 35,000 lupus patients in Maryland, more than 1,000 walkers will raise funds for free support groups, education and funding to combat...

2010-07-07 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) has merged with Lupus Mid-Atlantic to serve the entire District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern and Central Virginia regions -- encompassing most of the tri-state area. Renamed the Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter, Inc., services will include many support groups, two symposia, and free workshops and teleconferences. Potential patients served will increase to over 80,000 people...

2010-05-10 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) set a nationwide chapter record for its 4th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! at http://www.dclupuswalk.org Washington, raising more than $250,000 with 2,500 walkers and $270,000 expected by the end of May. Corporate sponsor Human Genome Sciences (HGS) also set a team record donating more than $33,000, its highest team record ever. In time for today's World Lupus Day, HGS also made a generous...

2010-04-14 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire/ --The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW at http://www.lupusgw.org) will offer the 15th Annual Symposium for Lupus patients and their families on Saturday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (map), 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The free Symposium was created for the 75,000+ Washington area patients with lupus -- 90 percent of whom are women. Lupus is a chronic,...

2010-03-17 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and his daughter, Mary Moran, will help cut the ribbon at the 4th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Washington on Sat., April 17. As an honorary Walk co-chair, Congressman Moran's participation supports Mary, one of 75,000+ people in the greater D.C. Metro area with lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and the brain. The...

2010-01-21 14:13:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW at http://www.lupusgw.org) will host its first Virginia Advocacy Day in Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will host a coffee for legislators and their staff members and call on state legislators to ask that they designate May as Lupus Awareness Month to coincide with the national awareness month. For more information and to register, participants may...

2009-11-23 19:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) will celebrate 35 years of success providing free day-to-day education, advice and resources for the 75,000+ people with lupus and their families in the greater D.C. area. LFAGW's 35th Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Sat., December 5 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at B. Smith's, 50 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington (map). Dress: Business attire. Limited tickets are available at $100...