The group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00pm in Classroom D, Service Level. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 1. For more information, visit www.lupusnc.org. This group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion.