Our goal is to provide you with support and information to help you along your journey. Whether for you, a relative, friend, or dear neighbor we are here for you.
WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to provide direct assistance, education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia in an effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses that receive little to no attention yet devastate so many lives.
What We Do
Social Butterflies objectives are:
- To provide support groups, educational resources, emergency financial assistance, scholarships, advocacy, and support research while raising awareness for illnesses that receive little to no attention yet threaten so many lives.
- To host educational activities and programs to raise awareness for lupus and fibromyalgia.
- To host events to raise funds to be used to provide financial assistance, guidance, and support to those who suffer from lupus and fibromyalgia.
- To support other non-profit organizations that further study, research, and aid individuals that suffer from lupus and fibromyalgia.
It is our vision that no one living with lupus or fibromyalgia will have to endure the challenges of these life-threatening illnesses alone. We envision Lupus and Fibromyalgia survivors uniting so their voices and needs will be heard to receive the support needed. They will no longer have to hide behind their masks, but instead, make these invisible illnesses visible for the world to see and understand.
WHAT WE OFFER
Social Butterflies Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping lupus and fibromyalgia survivors maintain their independence and get back to doing what they love. Our mission is to help meet unmet needs for medical expenses, financial assistance for medications and basic life necessities, as well as caregiving services. We focus our outreach efforts on underserved groups, such as working-class people impacted by chronic illness who may have regular challenges accessing essential care. We support anyone affected by lupus or fibromyalgia through the challenges of these misunderstood and sometimes devastating illnesses.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
Social Butterflies Foundation was created in the spirit of the butterfly’s transformation. Whether you are emerging from a difficult period in your life or looking to take flight into a new adventure, Social Butterflies can provide a lifeline of support.
Introducing the MySocialButterflies Online Store
Show your support for Lupus and Fibromyalgia Survivors and their families by purchasing one (or more) of our support paraphernailia. Perfect for our Butterfly Walks, support groups, or just running around town. See our entire collection at mysocialbutterflies.org
2021 Youth Honoree- Te’lani Byron
Children Live with Lupus Too
Each year for the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro, Social Butterflies Foundation recognizes a young lupus or fibromyalgia survivor. This year we are proud to present lupus warrior Te’lani Byron as our 2021 Youth Honoree.
Te’lani is a 17 year old lupus survivor. She is an 11th grader attending Hampton High School. She previously attended Bethel High School. Her favorite subject is art. She’s pursuing a career in cosmetology focusing on skin and hair care. She is considering dermatology thanks to her dermatologist Dr.Annyce Treherne.
Te’lani encourages others fighting lupus to “take time to care for yourself , do your research, and speak up for yourself especially regarding your meds.”