The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold a new patient orientation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lupus Alliance office, 3871 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.
All newly diagnosed lupus patients, their families and friends are welcome.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease, often diagnosed after a serious, butterfly-shaped skin rash appears across the cheeks. The condition causes the body's immune system to attack tissues, joints and organs that include the skin and kidneys.
Current literature will be available durng the orientation and a video will be shown. The gathering is free but you must register by calling the alliance at 835-7161.