ABOUT THE LFA ALASKA CHAPTER
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Alaska Chapter is the state's only nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus.
WHO WE ARE
The LFA Alaska Chapter is a non-profit 501C(3) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers throughout the state. The Alaska Chapter's volunteer Board of Directors provide governance, strategic advice and development assistance.
FROM THE BOARD MEMBER
Welcome to our website: A letter from the Board Chair
We are glad to have you checking out our website. Our Executive Director, Anna Tillman, likes to remind us that "We are not alone". Lupus is a complex, mystifying, and frustrating disease. If you or someone you know has lupus, we are here to inform and support you.
We are an all-volunteer organization that provides a local source of lupus educational materials (most are designed by the Lupus Foundation of America's national office). This material is distributed to phyicians, lupus patients, friends and family members of those affected by lupus, and to anyone wanting more information on this disease. Although we cannot make a referral to a specific physician, we do have a current list of Alaskan physicians who treat six or more lupus patients.
Our contact information is listed below (telephone numbers, including an 800 number available within the state of Alaska, and our email address). We are available to people state-wide who have questions or concerns about living with lupus, supporting friends or family members dealing with the disease, and those who want to know more about lupus.
In Anchorage, we provide a Lupus Support Group which meets 9 or 10 times a year at our local office located at 4240 Old Seward Highway (Suite 11) on the third Saturday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
We would love to have you as an active, involved member of the LFA Alaska Chapter as well as have your participation in fundraising events so that we can be in touch with more people who have been affected by lupus in our far-reaching state.
Sign up as a member, call for information, or make a donation to the cause. With more than 3,000 lupus patients in Alaska alone, you can see that we have a daunting task facing us to prove to everyone living with lupus that "they are not alone".
Judy Powell, Board Chair
Mailing Address: PO Box 240628, Anchorage, AK 99524-0628
Phone Numbers: 907-338-6332 or 800-307-5878 (toll free within Alaska only)
Fax Number: 907-345-0695
Email Address: LFA_Alaska@hotmail.com
Or, if you want to provide us with a little more detail about yourselves, please fill out our online contact us form.
Location: Our office is located at 4240 Old Seward Highway in the City Center Mall (located at the corner of Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway). Because our office is staffed entirely by volunteers, our office hours at this time are Wednesdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and Saturdays 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. We are also available by appointment. Please give us a call!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Executive Director -- Anna Tillman (Anchorage)
- Chair of the Board -- Judy Powell(Anchorage)
- Vice-Chair -- Dawn Harrison (Anchorage)
- Secretary -- Bobbi Maxwell (Anchorage)
- Treasurer -- Billie DeVore (Anchorage)
- Joyce Schuerger (Anchorage)
- Christine Hess (Juneau)
- Nancy Speedy (Anchorage)
- Valerie Tillman (Anchorage)
- Dianne Brooks (Anchorage)
Retiring Board Members - thank you for your caring, support, and time!!