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Meet Maurissa
Diagnosed age 15
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May is Lupus Awareness Month
Make Lupus Visible

"For me, raising awareness of lupus is personal, but it was also important to me to share this mission with my family and friends." - Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon

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Tackling Lupus from Every Direction
Advancing research. Improving lives.

We have redefined lupus research to expand efforts beyond funding research grants. Our approach is innovative and addresses the root problems that interfere with progress and sets a course to solve them. We focus on three critical goals: identify the causes of lupus, discover better ways to control symptoms and, ultimately, find pathways to cure lupus.

$615 million
secured in federal research funding for lupus in the past five years
grant and fellowship awards to lupus investigators
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