The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, is hosting a patient education program on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at Therapy Alternatives Rehab Services, 181 N. 3rd St. in Terra Haute beginning at 2 p.m. The program is designed for people with lupus and their friends and families and anyone who would like to learn more about this devastating and sometimes life-threatening disease. The program is free and open to the general public.
"We are encouraging area lupus patients and their friends and family to take advantage of this exceptional lupus educational opportunity," said Phyllis Simko, President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter.
Keynote speakers at the event include Dr. Irving Haber, Medical Director of Therapy Alternatives Rehab Services and Tara Tate, Mrs. Indiana, who has lupus. Dr. Haber will discuss alternative treatments for lupus patients who experience joint aches and pains. Mrs. Indiana will talk about her life with lupus and how she has met the challenges of living a productive life.
The Lupus Foundation of America is the nation's leading nonprofit voluntary health organization and through its affiliate, the Indiana Chapter, is dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Lupus Foundation of America, toll free at (866) 762-6575.