The Board determines the Foundation's mission and strategic direction, sets policies, monitors progress toward goals, and provides oversight and accountability.
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.
What We Do
Lupus is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive strategy. Across the nation, we bring together all stakeholders with an interest in lupus to:
Drive Research that Advances the Science and Medicine of Lupus
Lead groundbreaking research initiatives, fund innovative studies, and advocate for increased public and private investment in lupus research to advance the science and medicine of lupus;
Educate and Support People with Lupus and Their Healthcare Providers
Translate research findings into useful programs, information, and tools for people with lupus, and ensure health professionals are armed with the latest knowledge on diagnosing, treating and caring for individuals with lupus.
Advocate on Behalf of Everyone Affected by Lupus
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.
Help Us Solve The Cruel Mystery!
If you join the fight, we will not have to concede victory to this terrible disease. With your support and involvement, we will be able to solve the cruel mystery of lupus in our lifetime and end its devastating impact on millions of lives.
About Our Programs and Services
The Lupus Foundation of America convenes lupus experts, implements strategies, provides resources, and rallies support nationwide to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus.
Our national research program, Bringing Down the Barriers™, aggressively seeks to advance the science and medicine of lupus. We convene experts from many medical specialties to identify the most urgent scientific challenges, and aggressively pursue an agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions.
Education & Support
We are here to listen, provide answers, and give caring support to people with lupus. Our network of National Health Educators answer questions, provide tools, resources, and referrals to doctors who treat lupus, and help guide individuals and their families affected by lupus toward a better quality of life.
We advocate on behalf of all people with lupus, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. We educate government officials and industry leaders on the urgent need to expand public and private investment in lupus research, education programs, and support services.
We are a unified force of chapters, offices, and support groups in communities nationally that lead a compassionate yet aggressive movement to solve the cruel mystery of lupus and improve the quality of life for all people who suffer from its impact.
The Lupus Foundation of America is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 43-1131436. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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Our medical advisers identify the most urgent scientific challenges in lupus and set a research agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions.
The day-to-day affairs of the Foundation are led by a management team that possess years of experience in all aspects nonprofit organization operations.
Contact information for the Lupus Foundation of America national office in Washington, DC.