About the Georgia Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. See the ten reasons why the LFA is leading the way!
Who We Are
The Georgia Chapter is proud to be led by a strong Board of Directors who provide governance, strategic advice and development assistance.
In addition, the Medical Advisory Board is an organization of physicians and health care workers devoted to the treatment of lupus and related diseases with two main goals: 1) to educate patients as well as the general public throughout the state of Georgia, and 2) to support research that fosters excellence in the care of patients or advances our understanding of the disease.
Maria Myler, Georgia Chapter President and CEO
We have an incredibly powerful untold story of a disease that needs so much more awareness and support. Lupus is relentless for so many and we must be equally relentless in our efforts, the stakes are simply too high.
The story of our chapter’s growth and the impact on the Georgians we serve, inspire and empower is compelling. In these tough years, we have expanded our programs and events to serve many of the 55,000 lupus patients, with support in 73 counties in Georgia; our footprint across the state is far larger than the fiscal budget and our small staff.
The funds raised in our record breaking Atlanta Walk are the lifeblood of our chapter. Once again we are the largest LFA Walk in the nation with over 7,000 walkers raising $434,000! This year we have the outstanding leadership of one of Atlanta’s greatest philanthropists, Lovette Russell, our 2012 Night of Hope Gala Honoree, who is inspired by our passion and programs. Kim Schofield, a chapter advocate living with lupus, whose leadership empowers many, will receive the Tomica Gill Courage Award at the Gala. The chapter supports the national LFA research efforts funding and advocating for investment in lupus. Our donated publicity, including highway billboards and print ads have helped raise awareness, but we must do more. For many with lupus, the greatest challenge is a lack of understanding, patients often feel they are the only ones who “don’t look sick.”
We remember those we have lost to lupus, far more than we can bear at times. We vow to work even harder and we are reaching high with a goal of SOARING to $1,000,000 for the Walk by 2015 – we plan to recruit new corporate teams needed for the fight against lupus!
Join us, we need you and so does someone you know with lupus.
Thank You to Our Year Round Sponsors
Chapter Videos - Take a moment to watch some of our amazing Walk and Gala videos, you will be truly inspired
Contact the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter Staff
Lupus Foundation of America, GA Chapter
1850 Lake Park Drive, Suite 101
Smyrna, GA 30080
Chapter President and CEO
Program and Event Support