About Us

History

The Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, Inc. (LFANJ) was created in 1975 by five young women from New Jersey who were all affected by lupus. For the first 10 years, the organization was run exclusively by volunteers. Today, LFANJ provides services to more that 4,000 individuals a year. The foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to enriching and improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by lupus.  In 1977, the New Jersey Chapter was instrumental in founding the national organization, The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA). The purpose of the LFA is to provide a national presence and awareness of lupus.  Today we remain affiliated with the LFA, Inc.

Who We Are and What We Do

The Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, Inc. is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.  With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, we:

  • provide information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and,
  • conduct education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life; and support research conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus, and advocate on their behalf.

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. 

A Comprehensive Strategy

Lupus is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive strategy.

About our Programs and Services

Our programs and services all have a common purpose: To improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.  Our Board of Directors elected by our membership governs the Foundation. They are dedicated to upholding our commitment of responding to the needs of and providing support services to all individuals affected by lupus.

Education & Support Services

We answer questions about lupus, provide tools, resources, and referrals to doctors who treat lupus, and help guide individuals and families through the complexities of living with lupus and toward a better quality of life.

Awareness Efforts

We conduct outreach efforts and share stories of those who suffer from lupus to create awareness of the disease, bring greater attention to lupus and its devastating impact, and rally public support to join
the fight to end lupus.

Research

We raise money to support research through the Lupus Foundation of America’sNational Research program, Bringing Down the Barriers™, and by supporting other research programs which aggressively pursue an agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions and advance the science and medicine of lupus.  

Advocacy Efforts

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 education programs, support services, and lupus research.

Donation Information

The Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, Inc. is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Our Federal ID# is 22-2107053. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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