Lisa SalvatiMar 19, 2017, 7:05 pmMar 20, 2017, 5:09 pm

Montclair State students walk to end lupus

Organizers say the event raised awareness and funding for support groups, educational seminars and health fairs

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College students in northern New Jersey today tried to make a difference for people suffering from a chronic autoimmune disease.

Members of a fraternity and a sorority at Montclair State University participated in a walk to end lupus. It was a part of the student organizations' community service efforts.

Organizers said the event raised funding for support groups, educational seminars and health fairs. But it also raised awareness about a disease not often in the spotlight.

"It's important to spread awareness. These walks are great to be for all different kinds of illnesses that a lot of people don't know. So it raises awareness and really informs people of the problems that other people have that you wouldn't know normally.

Lupus symptoms include facial rashes, joint pain and swelling, and skin lesions. The immune system attacks healthy tissue and can eventually damage the joints, skin and organs.

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