ROARING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
What is LUPUS?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). "Chronic" means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.
In lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune systems produce proteins called "antibodies" which protect the body from these invaders.
"Autoimmunity" means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self"). As a result, it creates auto-antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.
These auto-antibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
This year on Saturday, April 14, 2018, NGT supported the walk to End Lupus Now with the Lone Star Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. We support this cause in partnership with our Lioness Sister Toyann Thomas and others who fight this disease daily.
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Join us next as we plan to continue our support to End Lupus Now!
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