A Message from Our Regional Director
As 2016 comes to a close, so does our first full year as a regional office. It has been a great year of learning, meeting many of you and working hard to change the landscape for everyone living with lupus. Your passion and dedication drive our work here in the northeast. We are inspired by the way you give your time, energy and generous donations to help fulfill the vision of a life free of lupus.
It is has been a privilege getting to know you. Your stories and struggles challenge us every day to work harder and accomplish more. But, lupus is a cruel disease, and the needs are great. We hear time and time again that there are barriers to diagnosis, treatments are inadequate, and we need to connect those living with the disease with support systems and resources.
The Lupus Foundation of America is more than a mission; it is a grassroots movement. We are a community of those living with lupus, family & friends, medical professionals, community organizations, and activists. We need to work together to increase awareness, support one another, and fund smarter research that leads to faster progress.
In 2017, we will host events and volunteer initiatives through the region. We need your help to expand our reach. Volunteer for our ambassador’s program to educate your local community, participate in a Lupus: Learning & Living program, attend a support group, join the Walk to End Lupus Now, host a fundraiser, join our Young Leadership Committee (YLC), or make a donation to fund our efforts.
We are grateful for your dedication. Together, we will make an impact in 2017 and improve the quality of life for those touched by lupus. From everyone at the Lupus Foundation of America, I wish you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays and a healthy New Year!
Lupus Foundation of America, Northeast Region