Lupus Meetup Day 3rd Tuesday of Every Month
As I wrote in an earlier post, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, there is a Lupus Meetup Day
worldwide. At 7PM, on these Tuesday evenings, lupies and those who care about them gather in small towns and cities, meeeting each other to share information, lend support and make friends.
These meetings are set up online through Lupus Meetup but they're grassroots level, with individuals in local communities choosing where to meet and how to get together. Folks with any form of lupus and/or any related condition are welcome, as are their friends, family and those who want to learn more about these illnesses.
Lupus makes us ill but it need not make us foolish or lonely. People arrange to meet in coffee shops and other public places and personal information such as addresses and phone numbers can be kept private. This gives participants a chance to check each other out and control just how deeply involved they wish to become.
Check out "Lupies Meeting Face to Face" on this weblog for more information on Lupus Meetup. Lupus Meetup is linked to the left of this column in "Lupus Links" and under "Lupus Community Health/Medical and Support Sites" at our Lupus NewsLog Library.
If you've participated in a Lupus Meetup Day, I'd love to hear from you. It could be very informative for us all if you'll share your insights on just how these get-togethers take place and how well they work out.