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Senator Huntley Hosts Lupus Awareness and Education Forum


News From the
New York State
Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069|
Selvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 |

Senator Huntley Hosts Lupus Awareness  and Education Forum

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley will convene a forum to promote community awareness of the chronic disorder known as Lupus. The purpose of the event is to bring the community and health specialists and advocates together to foster a dialogue to inform residents of symptoms, and available treatment to those already suffering with Lupus. Panelists participating in the event include representatives from the Lupus Alliance of America-Long Island/Queens Affiliate, S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, and the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center/Medi Sys Family Health Care.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints, and organs inside the body.

WHO:                   Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith

CO-SPONSORS: The Jamaica Neighborhood Center’s South East Queens Lupus Connection

WHEN:                 Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 10 AM

WHERE:               Jamaica Neighborhood Center
                              161-06 89th Avenue
                              Jamaica, New York 11432