The Connecticut Lupus Foundation was established in May of 1973 when there were only a few individual chapters around the country. At that time the Lupus Foundation of America had not yet been established as a national organization.
Years later the lupus organizations in various states, including the Connecticut Chapter, formed the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. and we became the Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, Inc.
Our mission: The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, and advocacy.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter is non-profit, non-sectarian organization and a National Health Agency for the combined Federal Campaign. We are a proud member of the Community Health Charities. Except for two staff members, the chapter is operated by dedicated volunteers; many of whom are coping with lupus themselves. We hold four general meetings per year which cover a wide variety of lupus related topics to benefit the lupus patient, family and friends.
As a member of the chapter, you will receive updated information about lupus, programs and activities through a quarterly newsletter. Please see “Join CTLFA” for more information Depending on the level of membership, your donation may instantly make you a member of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. which includes a yearly membership to the quarterly “Lupus Now” magazine. The Connecticut Chapter has a lending library providing books and free brochures, video cassettes, newsletters, old and new. We also participate in local and statewide health fairs. On a monthly basis, we offer support groups in West Hartford and the New Haven area.
Membership is opened to all. It is not necessary to have lupus to be a member.
Our Vision: The Lupus Foundation of America envisions a world without lupus. The organization will advance the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure and improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
Our common goal is to find a cause and a cure for lupus. We welcome and thank you for your support.We would like to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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