The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
By raising funds for Walk to End Lupus Now, you are helping the Foundation:
Lead special research initiatives, fund innovative studies, and advocate for increased public and private investment in lupus research to advance the science and medicine of lupus;
Translate research findings into useful programs, information, and tools for people with lupus, and ensure health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease;
Conduct outreach efforts to increase public understanding of lupus, and share stories of those who suffer from the disease to rally public support to join the fight to end lupus; and,
Provide caring support to people with lupus, their families and their caregivers, and help guide them through the complexities of living with lupus.
Visit www.lupus.org for more information on the extraordinary work the Foundation is doing.
The LFA, Indiana Chapter was started in Portage, Indiana in 1986 by Phyllis Simko. The Chapter focused on exchanging information on the diagnosis and treatment of lupus. Lupus was a little known disease at the time. There was very little information about the disease both in the general public and in the medical community.
There are approximately 36,000 people living with lupus in our Chapter territory which covers the entire state of Indiana. For more information on the Indiana Chapter services and offerings, please visit www.lupusindiana.org.