COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Foundation of America's Georgia chapter partnered with a local organization to award leading physicians and professionals of the community.
Columbus Community Leader and the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation came together for an Empowerment Symposium early Saturday morning to give awards to local influencers.
The event was held at the Cunningham Center at Columbus State University and the topic was: Understanding Lupus and Living Well with Lupus and Gentle Yoga.
Lupus is a painful unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease, which can affect any organ.
It was a free event to people living with lupus and their families with lunch provided to all registered attendees.
Those who suffer from the disease got the chance to participate in a yoga class.
This year, the chapter hopes to raise $35,000 through this event.