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The Lupus Awareness Group of Guam (LAGG) is registered 501 (c)(3) independent not-for-profit organization chartered in Guam on April 14, 2012. “LAGG” is affiliated with, but not through corporation, with the Lupus Foundation of America. A dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, as well as Professional Advisors leads LAGG. The primary objective of the organization is to provide advocacy and identify the needs of persons with Lupus here on Guam and to develop plans and implement strategies to meet those needs.
According to the LFA, Lupus is an acute and chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to the skin, joints and or virtually every organ in the body. The disease mostly affects women of childbearing age. African American, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americas are more likely to develop Lupus. An estimate of 5 million people worldwide including Guam has been diagnosed and is being treated for Lupus.
“The Lupus Awareness Group of Guam is an organization dedicated to provide support, increase awareness, and advocate for individuals and their families affected by Lupus on Guam.”
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