The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter needs your help! If you want to invest your time and talents in an organization that is helping those affected by lupus, then we have a place for you. We have a very small staff and an enormous amount of work to be done.The LFA, Indiana Chapter needs assistance in reaching lupus patients across the state and educating them about our organization. Based on 2010 census information, it is estimated that 36,000 of Indiana’s residents have lupus. (Statistically, it is estimated that 1 out of every 185 Americans in the U.S. have lupus.)
What can you do?
- Serve on a committee to help plan an event such as Walk to End Lupus Now in Central Indiana or Walk to End Lupus Now in Northwest Indiana, A Tasteful Affair, the Chili Cook-Off Contest, Patient Education Symposiums and Links 'fore' Lupus Golf Outings.
- Distribute information to medical professionals about the chapter. The LFA needs help distributing the national Lupus Now® magazine, local chapter newsletters, patient packets and event information to medical professionals.
- Distribute information to our doctor at appointments or deliver information on a regular basis to medical centers. Information can be obtained by contacting the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter office. (Please don’t limit yourself to "lupus specialists." Every medical professional should be familiar with the symptoms of lupus and the LFA!)
- Distribute information about lupus to libraries in your town on a monthly basis. (Lupus Now, chapter newsletter, event information.)
- Notify the LFA, Indiana Chapter of dates and locations of upcoming Indiana health fairs.
- Submit short articles about LFA activities and lupus to your company newsletter or church bulletin.
- Volunteer to work four hours or more at health fairs.
- Participate in a Lupus Clinical Study.
Be a Lupus Advocate
An advocate educates government officials about lupus and its health impact to insure that proper resources will be made available to lead the fight against the disease. Whether through a letter, fax, email message, phone call, or face-to-face meeting with your U.S. Representative or Senators, you can help get action on legislation important to people with lupus.
Make no mistake about it; your voice does make a difference. You can become a lupus advocate. You don't have to be an expert in government affairs. Just share your knowledge about lupus. Tell your elected officials that they need to take action now to address this urgent national health problem. We need you, your family, friends, co-workers, and physicians to contact Congress and urge elected officials to support legislation important to lupus patients and their families. Learn more.
Board of Directors and Advisory Board
We are always in need of committed individuals willing to offer time, treasure and talent to serve on our board. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapter was founded by volunteers in 1987 and continues to use the support of loyal volunteers to promote the mission of this organization. There are many ways to volunteer. We always need help and you can participate in many different ways -- how much and how long is always up to you. We are very flexible!
If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail us or call (317) 225-4400 or 800-948-8806 toll free.