Division of rheumatology & immunology

Join us for Upcoming MUSCLE Events


Members of MUSC's MUSCLE Group joined the 2014 Gullah-Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival held August 2, 2014, at the Charleston Maritime Center.   The Festival celebrates the culture of the descendants of Sea Island slaves.  The MUSCLE Group provided information and answered questions about lupus, which disproportionately affects African American women and impacts many within the Gullah-Geechee community


"Life With Lupus" Testimonial Banquet in honor of National Lupus Awareness Month was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the NCO Club on Fort Jackson Army Base, hosted by nonprofit organizations Skip to My Lupus and Lupus of CSC.  Skip to My Lupus and Lupus CSC have a goal to help improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus and their families in South Carolina. 

At this event, Brittney Nicole Kennedy (pictured at left in the photo below) was honored and recognized as the 2014 Butterfly Star Award Recipient, in recognition of her bravery and strength to stand and fight the war against lupus.

MUSC was proud to participate in Put on Purple Day on May 16, 2014, to support the Lupus Foundation of America!  Photos from the day helping spread awareness of lupus and the LFA can be found here.


Thank You to the DAMM Inshore Fishing Tournament organizers and participants for donating to the MUSC Lupus Education and Research Fund!

Thank you to everyone who supported Team MUSCLE on the Walk for Water! 

The MLK Unity Run / Walk promoting lupus research and awareness in Greenville was a big hit!

Thank you to the organizers and to everyone who showed their support for patients with lupus at the event at Furman University in Greenville, SC on January 15th, 2011.  Check out the video on You Tube (click here to link).

Photos from the 2010 Lupus Walk can be viewed at:  Click here for photos

Our fearless leader Gary "Go Go" Gilkeson took the Go-Go Challenge‚Ķ and completed the Walk for Lupus Now in a pair of Purple Go Go Boots since Team MUSCLE exceeded the total team donation goal of $4,000.00 (by an additional $3,000.00)!

LUPUS PATIENT EDUCATION SEMINARS - Volunteers needed for Fall 2014's Event (email us at lupusresearch@musc.edu)

Do you have lupus or are you interested in learning more about lupus?

The MUSC Division of Rheumatology & Immunology and MUSCLE (MUSC Lupus Erythematosus) Group hosts a Lupus Patient Education Event each Fall so that patients, friends, family, healthcare professionals and interested community members can come together and learn more about lupus and how to help manage this autoimmune disease.

Examples of topics covered during the workshops include: Living with Lupus, Understanding Lupus and Finding New Treatments, Lupus and Heart Health, Medication Use During Pregnancy, Childhood Lupus, and Medication Side Effects.  

We also have information available on the local lupus support group, research and clinical trials, diet and nutrition, the Prescription Assistance Program, disability, oral health (from the Center for Oral Health at MUSC), and bone health including free bone density screening available at the event.

Lunches are provided for those who register in advance.

See photos from past Lupus Patient Education events held at MUSC:

And thank you for making the past Lupus Education Events a big success:

Click Here for Photos & Talks from the 2011 Event

Click Here for Photos & Links from the 2012 Event

Click Here for Photos from the 2013 Event

If you did not have a chance to attend, email us at lupusresearch@musc.edu and we will be sure you are on the mailing list for next year's Event!



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