About the Program

About the Walk

The Social Butterflies Foundation’s annual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibromyalgia® provides lupus and fibromyalgia survivors and their families the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose —to make these invisible illnesses visible.  Funds raised from the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro are used to provide support groups, educational resources, emergency financial assistance, scholarships, advocacy, and support research. Join the movement to raise awareness and rally public support for the estimated 195,000 Virginians living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia. Together we can make a difference!

About Social Butterflies Foundation

Social Butterflies Foundation is a grassroots organization dedicated to help those battling with Lupus and Fibromyalgia, as well as their families and caregivers.

Our mission is to provide education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and fibromyalgia in effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses.

Social Butterflies Foundation objectives are:

To provide support groups, educational resources, emergency financial assistance, scholarships, advocacy, and support research while raising awareness for illnesses that receive little to no attention yet threatens so many lives.

To host educational activities and programs to raise awareness for lupus and fibromyalgia.

To host events to raise funds to be used to provide financial assistance, guidance, and support to those who suffer from lupus and fibromyalgia.

To support other non-profit organizations that further studies, research, and aid individuals that suffer from lupus and fibromyalgia.

It is our vision that no one living with lupus or fibromyalgia will have to endure the challenges of these life-threatening illnesses alone. We envision Lupus and Fibromyalgia survivors uniting so their voices and needs will be heard to receive the support needed. They will no longer have to hide behind their masks, but instead make these invisible illnesses visible for the world to see and understand.