When Jody Gehrmann was diagnosed with lupus on April Fool’s Day in 1993, she feared the worst. “I thought my life was over,” she said. Jody never imagined that 20 years later, she’d climb Mt. Kilimanjaro—the tallest peak in Africa—and raise more than $75,000 for lupus research in the process.
Cobi Silver has an impressive list of academic accomplishments. First, she graduated with honors from Arizona State University. Then she published an anxiety workbook for her master’s degree at the University of Washington. Now she's working on her doctorate of behavioral health. To make these achievements even more impressive, Cobi has lupus.
Miranda Matchett’s professional life has run the gamut from firefighting to public relations and management. These experiences have made her comfortable approaching strangers, pitching ideas and getting other people excited about a goal. However, she never thought these skills would come in handy in the fight against lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Office welcomed nearly 800 participants to the Walk to End Lupus Now events in Seattle and Portland.
The 2016 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded today to Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, for a project with great promise to improve the treatment of lupus-related skin disease.
Research shows that nearly two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about lupus. However, when Keisha Nathan started experiencing pain in her joints and muscles in 2007, her mother—Althea Kemp—knew exactly what these symptoms could mean.
Hundreds of participants gathered at the Seattle Great Wheel to enjoy an evening of speakers and performances and rally public attention to lupus and its terrible impact on approximately 1.5 million Americans.
May is officially Lupus Awareness Month in Oregon. While it was Governor Kate Brown who signed the proclamation making it official, Oregon teen Taryn Miller was the driving force in making the proclamation a reality.