Support Groups

Our support groups provide a safe, caring, and understanding environment for survivors. We discuss various topics to help us LIVE a healthier life with lupus and fibromyalgia

Back to School Backpack Drive

Support our Back to School Backpack Drive by donating through our Walmart Registry for Good! 

Unveil Your Mask: Reveal Your Truth

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021    OR Whenever You Choose

Where: Anywhere You Choose (Your Treadmill, Your Neighborhood, A Park, etc)

www.butterflywalkforlupusandfibro.org

$35 Registration Donation: includes a  Virtual Registration Package consisting of Free Official Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro Hampton Roads T-Shirt and mask with paid registration. 

Deadline to Register: July 31, 2021

 Your support enables us to provide REAL assistance to survivors and their families during these unprecedented times.

We would love to see your pictures and videos as well as include them in our 2021 Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro. We want to commemorate the event by recognizing our participants.  

Here’s how to send your walk photos/videos!

 The file sizes of videos are often large. To send the video, we recommend using WeTransfer. Go to WeTransfer.com from your computer, or phone if you filmed on your phone, upload your video file and send it to binabanks@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org. The deadline to submit your pictures and/or videos is August 1, 2021. 

SBF Back to School Backpack Drive

Social Butterflies Foundation has partnered with iNFLUENCE in order to host a Back to School Backpack Giveaway this summer to ensure that the youth are able to start the new school year off safely and prepared. We will be filling the backpacks with school supplies and PPE such as masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes. We are requesting donations of school supplies so that we can help as many families as possible.⁠ ⁠ Donations are being collected from July 12, 2021 through August 8, 2021. Social Butterflies Foundation is enrolled in Walmart’s Registry for Good. It allows supporters to be able to order items from the registry list and have them shipped directly to Social Butterflies Foundation. This is just one option to easily support. Click on this link to donate through our  Walmart Registry for Good⁠ ⁠.  Thank everyone in advance for your support! Together we will make a difference!💜

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:⁠ ⁠

Gather-Newport News⁠: 700 Tech Center Pkwy Ste 200⁠, Newport News, VA 23606⁠ ⁠

Gather-Norfolk500 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Gather- Virginia Beach: 249 Central Park Avenue Suite 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

iNFLUENCE⁠: 14341 Warwick Blvd⁠, Newport News, VA 23602⁠ ⁠

iNFLUENCE:⁠ 7525 Tidewater Dr Ste 10⁠, Norfolk, VA 23505⁠

Support Group Meetings

Every 4th Saturday at 11am

Register Here!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Work Study Opportunities Available

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community while gaining valuable experience towards your academic and professional goals?  Well Social Butterflies Foundation is looking for you!  We have officially been approved as Department of Veteran Affairs Work Study Site, and we have paid work study opportunities in various disciplines to enhance your resume.  For more information or to apply, please email your resume to workstudy@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

Listen to our Founder and CEO Chastity Corbett inspire the masses on the Behind the Scenes in Tidewater podcast.  She goes into detail about her Butterfly story and the catalyst behind starting Social Butterflies Foundation.  A MUST listen!!!  We are so proud and thank you for your tireless dedication.
Chastity Corbett, was honored to be a part of this commercial for Southeastern Virginia Health System. They foster a “No Patient Left Behind” mission. SEVHS will provide services regardless of medical coverage. They have 14 locations throughout the Hampton Roads community that address your medical, dental, and behavioral health concerns. If you need a medical facility to call home, contact Southeastern Virginia Health System.
Imagine what it’s like to adjust to the demands of college and cope with a life threatening disease at the same time. That’s the reality for young people battling Lupus and Fibromyalgia – which are three times as likely to affect African American women. Social Butterflies Foundation is very proud to announce that Dominion Energy has joined in the fight to help us provide scholarships for local students battling these debilitating diseases. We humbly thank Dominion Energy for awarding us a $2500 grant towards our scholarship programs to not just help our young survivors fly ..but SOAR! Together we will make these invisible illnesses VISIBLE!
To find out more information about our scholarship program, please email Mr. Shawn O’Keefe, our Scholarship Director, at scholarship@socialbutterfliesfoundation.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. Te’lani encourages survivors to advocate for themselves! Congratulations Te’lani! 🦋🐺 💜 #SBFCares #Lupus #Fibro  #YouthHonoree2021 #ChildrenFightLupusToo

For more information or to make a donation to Social Butterflies Foundation,  please visit www.socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

Introducing Our 2021 Youth Honoree

Te’lani Byron

Lupus Warrior

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.”

Show our young survivor and 2021 Youth Honoree, Te’lani Byron your support! Register for the Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro today or make a donation towards her fundraising efforts! Together we can make these invisible illnesses visible! 

Congratulations to Our 2020 Chastity R Corbett Scholarship Recipent- Azalyia Carter!

On July 12th, Social Butterflies Foundation was very proud to present our first college scholarship to Azalyia Carter. Azalyia is a lupus warrior and honor student from Smithfield High School.  She will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond this Fall.  She aspires to be a Special Education Teacher.  Join us in wishing her much success in all of her future endeavors. Congratulations Azalyia on receiving the Chastity R. Corbett Scholarship!

We would also like to thank young lupus warrior Christian Baker of Kids Kick Lupus and Mr. Danny Meeks for their generosity and contribution towards our scholarship program. Thank you so much for your support!

For more information or to make a donation to Social Butterflies Foundation,  please visit www.socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

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

Help Support Social Butterflies Foundation

by supporting our generous sponsors who graciously donated time and resources to ensure that we can support our communities.

Our mission is to provide education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and fibromyalgia in an effort to help them and their families face the challenge of these debilitating illnesses.

Chastity Corbett

Founder & President

Social Butterflies Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 83-2453993