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

Give Local 757

Social Butterflies Foundation is excited to participate in Give Local 757!

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. 

(Children 12 and under are free and registered under the parent’s registration. They will not receive their own virtual registration package, but parents have the option to purchase a shirt for them for $15. Additional adult sized shirts may be purchased as well for $25. Shirts will be mailed to the address provided if not picked up during the scheduled registration pickup date that will be announced. )

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

 

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! 

Give Local 757

Social Butterflies Foundation is participating in Give Local 757 on May 11, 2021. This is a day of giving and your chance to help us help others.
Social Butterflies Foundation is dedicated to providing much needed support and assistance to lupus and fibromyalgia survivors and their families. These are two illnesses that receive very little to no attention yet devastates millions of lives, and there is no cure. Although lupus and fibromyalgia does not discriminate, it disproportionally affects mostly African American women. Children and men also have lupus and/or fibromyalgia. More and more people are being diagnosed with these cruel illnesses. Now more than ever survivors need your support! Join us on May 11th to help make these invisible illnesses visible. Together we can make a difference!

 

Show your support by Donating on May 11th!

Virtual Support Group Meetings

Every 4th Saturday at 12 PM

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.

2020 Youth Honoree- Christian Baker

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 Christian Baker as our 2020 Youth Honoree.  Christian is 14 years old and attends Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He is an honor student who doesn’t allow lupus to  interfere with his academics.  This young man is remarkable with a smile that will brighten your day. Congratulations Christian! 🦋🐺 💜 #SBFCares #Lupus #Fibro  #YouthHonoree #MenhaveLupusToo #ChildrenFightLupusToo

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

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