Mar. 08, 2016


General News Stories 

Monthly Update

January 2017


Lupus Link Newsletter

and Upcoming Dates

Calendar  of Upcoming Events

Lupus Awareness Night at the NJ Devils
NJ Performance Arts Center (NJPAC), 
Newark, NJ
January 9th  ·  February 6th
February 16th · March 14th

Walk To End Lupus Now™
Montclair University
March 19, 2017

Annual Meeting
Springfield Public Library
Springfield, NJ
May 13, 2017

Walk To End Lupus Now™
Morris County College
May 14, 2017

Walk to End Lupus Now™
Veteran's Park Trenton, NJ
June 11, 2017

Walk To End Lupus Now™
Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ
October  22, 2017


November 29, 2016


This is an annual event to help promote the mission and give back

for  the Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, Inc.

The goal of this event is to help raise awareness and funds to

support the foundation to improving the quality of life for

those affected by lupus through programs of education and

support, advocacy and research.

Help the foundation in our mission and support the cause!

Visit #givingtuesday or for more information

or click on the donate now button.


October 23, 2016

Walk To End Lupus Now™

at Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ  07016

9:00 AM Check-in / Registration on site

10:00 AM Walk starts

Click to register


October 29, 2016

Lunch and Learn

8: 30 AM -1:00 PM

at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Disease

301 E 17th Street

New York, NY  10003

Learn about living with lupus from world re-knowned experts.

for more information view the flyer at the bottom of this page.


Lupus Health, and Awareness 2016

The Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, Inc.  is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.  The foundation supports its mission through attendance at health fairs, speaking engagements, seminars, awareness events, and fundraisers.

A health fair is usually hosted by a local town, city, religious or civic groups,  or public entities  that allow organizations such as the foundation to participate by informing the general public about a particular condition, such as lupus.   This year the LFA, New Jersey Chapter, Inc. has attended approximately 17 health fairs at community colleges in Middlesex and Morris Counties,  and in addition we were in Somerset, Essex, Hudson, Union, and  Mercer Counties.

Speaking engagements are at private events held by a group of people interested in hearing more about lupus and how the Foundation educates, supports, advocates, and helps fund research on lupus.
The foundation has spoken at 6 functions, showing a film, and engaging the audience in awareness of the condition and what the foundation does that benefits people affected by lupus.  We have spoken before the Mason's in Newark, a lupus gala at Kean College, the Beulah Grove Baptist Church and the Center for Hope for Women and Girls in Newark.  We also spoke in West Orange at a private event, and the Morning Star Community Christian Center in Linden.  We spoke to approximately 600 people at these events.  We also, every year, speak at the Somerset Patriots ballpark, and are interviewed on their radio station.  We reach about 4000 people at the ballpark and their listening audience on the radio.

A seminar is an educational event that the Foundation sponsors informing people affected by lupus and the public about a specific topic within lupus, such as nutrition, stress relief, and exercise.  The Foundation has held approximately three educational events about lupus in the past year and scheduled another two or three, with topics ranging from nutrition, to stress relief,  to coping with the condition of lupus, to new therapy modalities.  Drs. Ammit Saxena and Olga Zhdanova spoke on Lupus Nephritis and what are the current treatments and what are the new treatments in clinical trials in Union, NJ.  We also hosted Healthy Eating with Chef Nikko  in Little Falls, NJ.  At our annual meeting Dr. Doruk Erkan spoke on managing lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome.   We maintained a lupus booth along with the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter, at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City where over 30,000 people attended.  Lupus Foundation was the featured charitable organization at this convention.

An awareness event and fundraiser is generally just that, and event that is sponsored by the Foundation, generally open to the public, and it is meant to be a social event where people affected by lupus and the public at large are made aware of what lupus is, how the Foundation helps, and what they can do to help people affected by the condition of lupus.  It is also how the Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, Inc.  raises the funds which keep the "doors open".    We have held over ten events in the past year to promote lupus awareness and raise money to support the foundation,  such as the two Fashion Shows and Beefsteak , which are very popular, the evening at the Somerset Patriots baseball game and a night with the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

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