Programs & Events
Lupus Awareness Month
May is Lupus Awareness Month -- a time for everyone to come together to raise awareness of lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal disease, and show support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide affected by the disease. See what events the LFA Hearthand chapter has planned!
Summer Jam Youth Retreat
The Heartland Chapter’s Summer Jam Youth Retreat is the only LFA-sponsored camp in the country for young women with lupus. The retreat is free of charge for females 9 to 19 years of age with lupus or other mixed connective tissue diseases. Campers are allowed to bring one friend.
The Lupus WolfRide GrandFondo is a fundraising event with proceeds benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter. Created in the tradition of the GranFondo's of Europe, the Lupus WolfRide GranFondo is a long-distance recreational race/ride, where all participants' ride times will be recorded. The routes are equivalent to the half ironman (56 miles) and full ironman distances (112 miles), designed for non-competitive cyclists and racers alike, with a start/finish in beautiful Columbia, Illinois.
Kansas City Walk to End Lupus Now
Be part of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ event — America’s largest lupus walk — in your community and help us take steps to raise money for lupus research and education programs while increasing awareness of lupus and rallying public support for those who suffer from it. Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the Lupus Foundation of America and its efforts to solve the cruel mystery of lupus.
Lupus Awareness Walk - Rolla MO - May 18, 2013
Walk To End Lupus Now - Kansas City MO - August 24, 2013
Walk To End Lupus Now - Saint Louis MO - May 3, 2014
Lupus WolfRide GranFondo
August 3, 2013
Bolm-Schuhkraft Park, Columbia IL