In memory of my Mother-Delores Stevens Canty, Sister-Paria Jackson Byrd, and Aunt Esther Patricia Wells, who lost their life to lupus. Lupus is a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues.
Systemic lupus erythematosus is the most common form. Symptoms include joint and muscle pain, red rashes and sensitivity to sunlight. Lupus affects women more than men and can be treated with medication. Every thirty minutes, another person is diagnosed with lupus
Today, an estimated 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide are living with lupus—and all of them need hope. Hope for safer, more tolerable, and effective treatments for lupus. Hope for a better quality of life. And hope that, one day, a cure will be found so future generations can be free of the devastating and potentially life-threatening impact of lupus.
For more than thirty years, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) has been the source of hope. Through programs of research, education, and advocacy, the LFA has advanced the science and medicine of lupus, created awareness of the disease, advocated on behalf of all those living with lupus, and supported people with lupus and their healthcare providers.
By making a contribution today, you help ensure the LFA will have the resources to continue its mission of finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus.