Join Our Family in the Fight to End Lupus - Donate Now to Our Annual Appeal
The Georgia Chapter is one of the fastest growing LFA Chapters in the nation because we are building friendships at every opportunity to grow our “chapter family.” Our family includes lupus patients, families, volunteers and over 30 support groups comprising the largest support network in the nation. Our dedicated Chapter Boards, including our expanded and engaged Medical Advisory Board help us reach new communities and patients.
Together we continue to provide and expand the only valuable statewide lupus programs including nine statewide symposiums and seminars, six groundbreaking college forums, empowering events and advocacy. Our chapter is a lifeline, everyday providing HOPE and ANSWERS, resources, referrals and programs to thousands of women, men and children. We are here to listen and to make sure everyone with lupus receives answers and support. For many living with lupus, one of the greatest challenges is a lack of awareness and understanding; patients often feel alone and that they are the only ones who “don’t look sick.”
Lupus is complex and difficult to diagnose, treat and strikes without warning; it ravages different parts of the body, is debilitating, life diminishing and can be fatal. Research on lupus has not kept pace with research on other diseases of similar scope and devastation. Ninety percent of every dollar donated stays in Georgia to support our Chapter’s programs. The Chapter also supports the national LFA research efforts funding and advocating for investment in lupus.
Our Board Chair, Steve Evans and his daughter Shea, pictured below, faced a terrifying new reality when Shea was diagnosed with lupus in 2011. Steve now leads our family and is relentless in his commitment. “We have so much more we need to do, we have only begun,” states Steve.
Your contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more will ensure we continue to fight for the 55,000 Georgians living with lupus. The cruel mystery does not daunt us. Join our family in the fight to end lupus!
Our very best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year. Thank you!
Maria Myler, President and CEO and Steve Evans, Board Chair