Our Work


Lupus 242 provides opportunities to educate the Bahamian public on the impact of lupus on patients. We also focus on providing forums to educate our membership relating to all aspects of living with a chronic illness.


Since officially launching in April 2012, our group’s primary focus has been on raising awareness and elevating the profile of the illness in the Bahamian community.


Through monthly meetings and events, our non-profit organization seeks to be a resource for newly diagnosed patients and for persons who have been living with the debilitating disease some time.


We continue to work with local and international doctors as a part of a global push to find a cure for lupus

About Lupus

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease affects an estimated 5.5 million persons worldwide. Studies show that lupus is caused by several factors including genetics, environment and hormonal imbalances in the body. Lupus is often hard to diagnose with symptoms ranging from severe pain, fatigue and unexplained flare-ups impacting random parts of the body especially internal organs. There is no known cause for the disease and presently, statistics on the number of persons in The Bahamas living with lupus are limited.