Lupus and Fibromyalgia Awareness
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 challenges of these incurable, debilitating illnesses.
Join the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro
June 10th at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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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. Together we will make these invisible illnesses visible.
DMV Plate Initiative
Help Us Make These DMV Plates A Reality. Pre-Order Your Lupus or Fibro DMV Plate Today!
In order to help further raise awareness for these two cruel illnesses, Social Butterflies Foundation has launched our DMV License Plate initiative. Currently, there is no specialty plate for lupus or fibromyalgia in Virginia. Having a plate will help bring these debilitating illnesses to the forefront by raising awareness and making them visible. It will also show survivors that they are not alone in this fight. We need 450 pre-purchased plates for both lupus and fibromyalgia specialty plates. We need your help to make the specialty plates possible by you pre-purchasing your plate.
Help Us Help Others: Become a Volunteer Committee Member
Social Butterflies Foundation has several free programs and services. Consider joining the committee for one or more of the following areas: Emergency Financial Assistance, Scholarship, Fundraising, Finance, Wig Outreach, Care Outreach, Support Group, and Summit and Health Fair. You may also want to consider becoming a board member. Contact our Board Secretary, Rabbina A. Banks, to let us know that you are interested in giving back to the community.
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 Cynthia Tompkins as our 2022 Youth Honoree.
“My name is Cynthia Tompkins and I am 14 years old. I am in the 9th grade and I attend Salem High School. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in June of 2017. I used to be a kid that loved to be outside enjoying playtime with my friends, but sometimes the pain and inflammation in my joints make that a challenge. I love to read books and one of my favorite reads is Nubia by L. L. McKinney and Robyn Smith.
When I am not reading, I play video games with my friends online. I also like to watch animated cartoons and spend time with my family. I have not decided exactly what I want to do when I graduate high school. I am just focusing on being strong each day and pressing forward to the be me I can be. Lastly, I would like the thank the Social Butterflies Foundation for choosing me for this honorable experience. I cannot express in words how excited I am to be your golden child..lol. But seriously thank you all so much and to all my LUPIES stay strong and hold on to your FAITH, HOPE, and always PRAY.”
Help Social Butterflies Foundation by supporting our generous sponsors who graciously donated time and resources to ensure that we can support our communities.
Join the movement to make a positive impact in our community! Your donation to our organization will help bring hope and change to those in need. Thank you for your support!