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Lupus Bahamas releases new 'Lupus and the Kidneys' Educational Pamphlet

by: Sharell Lockhart, News Reporter - Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lupus Bahamas President C. Tamika Lightbourne thanked SpeedX Courier and Freight Services CEO Darrin Williams, for assisting the organization with securing new ‘Lupus and the Kidneys’ Educational Pamphlets for distribution throughout the Grand Bahama community.

 

The Lupus and the Kidneys’ Educational Pamphlets is the second to be released of the Lupus Bahamas Organization six-part pamphlets series, which will provide factual information on the affects of Lupus, as well as symptoms, diagnosis and treatment availability.

 

According to Lightbourne, “Today (Thursday, February 2), Lupus Bahamas is elated to have in hand a new educational pamphlet that is the second in our six-part “Let’s Unite & Fight Lupus” Awareness Campaign.

 

“Over the course of the next few months, the Lupus Bahamas organization will distribute the new ‘Lupus and the Kidneys’ Educational Pamphlets at public and private community clinics island-wide.”

 

Lightbourne added that the organization’s previous pamphlet provided general information about Lupus Bahamas, which is a non-profit organization. It also explained exactly what lupus is, its symptoms, categories and possible treatment options.

 

“Additionally, it helped to explain Lupus Bahamas’ Vision, which is to constantly strive to empower and encourage those living with Lupus; to be a recognized organization inspired by passion for helping all affected by lupus continue to live great quality lives.

 

“The ‘Lupus and the Kidneys’ Educational Pamphlet is quite important as an estimated one-third to one-half of lupus patients develop lupus nephritis within the first six months to three years of their lupus diagnosis, which involves inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) and is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system targets its own healthy body tissues.”

 

Each year since the inception of Lupus Bahamas, organization members have traveled around the island speaking at various civic agencies, including the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise informing the populous of its mission, which is to place priority on education and awareness through research and literature, believing that quality information is essential for improved health.

 

And also to foster learning and research success by working with doctors and medical professionals to promote proper and accurate diagnosis, which will further enhance the quality of treatments and health care throughout The Bahamas, revealed the Lupus Bahamas president.

 

During a speaking engagement at the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise of which SpeedX Courier and Freight Services CEO Williams is an active member, Lupus Bahamas was able to strike a partnership with the businessman, who offered his company’s courier service to bring in the new ‘Lupus and the Kidneys’ Educational Pamphlets.

 

Fervently in his belief that it is important for every business corporation to give back to the wider community, Williams said, “Certainly is an honor for SpeedX to partner with Ms. Lightbourne and the Lupus Bahamas organization, which aims to enhance the Grand Bahama community’s education about lupus.

 

“Definitely, I was impressed by the presentation made by Lupus Bahamas at the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise meeting and following it, I sought to provide assistance to the organization through my company offering shipping and courier services to help lighten the load oftentimes placed upon the non-profit agency’s finances.

 

“SpeedX Courier and Freight Services has been operating on Grand Bahama for the past three years and I have always felt that companies across the island should step up to the plate and positively contribute to the community in which it earns profits.

 

“Whenever possible, I do my best to help out various civic organizations in the community like Lupus Bahamas in fact, we are grateful to have provided aid to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, as well as other community outreach projects for the benefit of the island’s populous.

 

“It is my intention to continue to help the Lupus Bahamas organization particularly as it involves shipping of their educational pamphlets and I urge the community to support all their initiatives and become more informed about the disease.”

 

For further information about Lupus Bahamas and the ‘Lupus and the Kidneys’ Educational Pamphlets Lightbourne encouraged interested persons to send an email to lupusbahamas.gb@gmail.com or telephone 1-242-439-6208.

 

Published  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 

 

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