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.
Can you Cut it Out? Join the CrowdRise Challenge by cutting out one small thing – such as coffee or sweets – for 14 days and then donate the money you save to support life free of 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 Lupus Foundation of America estimates that approximately 40% of people with lupus will eventually have to stop working because of their condition. Attorney Anne Kysar has helped people with lupus gain their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in the Pacific Northwest. Read what Kysar shared with the Foundation.
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.