News & Stories

Blog | Aug. 09, 2016

Stem cell research: This could change everything

Pioneering research funded by the Foundation offers hope for a cure.

Research News | Mar. 16, 2015

Foundation-Funded Study Identifies Lupus Related Gene that Affects Adult Stem Cells

A new research study by Foundation grantee Dr. Laurence Morel identifies a lupus related gene that affects adult mesenchymal stem cells. Read more.

Video | Aug. 01, 2014

Adult Stem Cells in Lupus

Dr. Gary Gilkeson discusses the role of adult stem cells in the immune system and how they can be used to manage lupus.

Research News | Aug. 16, 2013

Adult Stems Cells in the Treatment of Lupus - Where are we now?

Cell based therapies are a growing interest in all areas of medicine as they are viewed as long term solutions rather than temporary fixes. A recent journal article highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells.

General News | Feb. 25, 2011

LFA Seeks Research Applications to Address the Gaps in Medical Research on Lupus

The Lupus Foundation of America seeks grant applications from researchers to address the gaps in medical research that exist in key areas of lupus research.

Research News | Jul. 19, 2010

An Exploration Study of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Treatment in Lupus

The researchers hoped to determine whether umbilical cord stem cells could be given safely to people with severe and treatment-resistant lupus, and whether this might help to treat lupus.


Events

Feb. 04, 2017 7:30 pm | American Airlines Arena

Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Heat

The Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter & the Miami HEAT are teaming together to bring you Lupus Awareness Night at the American Airlines Arena!

Feb. 25, 2017 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Empowering the Community: Orlando Seminar

Learn strategies to cope with lupus, connect with others living with lupus, and attend our walk kick off. (seperate registration required)

Feb. 11, 2017 10:00 am | Florida State College (Kent Campus)

Empowering the Community: Jacksonville Seminar

Learn strategies to cope with lupus, connect with others living with lupus, and attend our Jacksonville walk kick off.

Feb. 25, 2017 12:00 pm | Nova Southeastern University

Orlando Walk Kick-Off Party

Please join us Orlando for your Walk to End Lupus Now Kick-Off Party! Come get to know us and connect with others who have been impacted by lupus.

Feb. 11, 2017 12:00 pm | Florida State College

Jacksonville Walk Kick-Off Party

Come and get to know our organization and connect with others in your community who have also been impacted by lupus.

Nov. 04, 2017 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!

Jun. 03, 2017 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!

May. 20, 2017 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Orlando Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support

Apr. 09, 2017 2:00 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Jacksonville Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 pm | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza with a Purpose

We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Caminata para Poner Fin al Lupus Ahora

La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.

Sep. 07, 2016 7:00 pm | Chipotle

Night Out for Lupus!

We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group (Naples)

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

Nov. 12, 2014 6:00 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)