¡Adiós Lupus!™ is an in-ballpark and digital campaign designed by the Lupus Foundation of America in partnership with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to raise awareness of lupus among Hispanic communities and the entire MiLB fan base.
Lupus is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, a challenge to treat and is potentially fatal. The disease is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are different from person to person and they can come and go. It can often take several years to receive an official diagnosis.
As the first official charity partner of Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión™ (“Copa”) Hispanic fan initiative, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) developed the ¡Adiós Lupus!™ outreach campaign with the goal of increasing lupus awareness and reducing the time to diagnosis among Hispanics and all MiLB fans.
During select Copa games during the 2019 season, the LFA’s national network of advocates teamed up with MiLB and participating Copa teams to support the ¡Adiós Lupus!™ platform with public address announcements, in-game promotions and the distribution of LFA educational resources to help people navigate the challenges of this complex and devastating disease.
Hispanics are two-to-three times more likely to develop lupus, and experience worse health outcomes from the disease.
Lupus is the 5th leading cause of death for Hispanic females between ages 15 - 24.
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During the 2019 season, MiLB and its Copa-participating teams helped increase awareness of lupus through the ¡Adiós Lupus! platform. Use the list below to find out if any teams in your area participated in the program in 2019!
Northeast Region (CT, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI)
Hartford Yard Goats (Los Chivos de Hartford)
Bowie Baysox (Los Cangrejos Fantasmas de Chesapeake)
Delmarva Shorebirds (Gallos de Delmarva)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Gatos Feroces de New Hampshire)
Lakewood BlueClaws (Medusas de Lakewood)
Trenton Thunder (Trueno de Trenton)
Brooklyn Cyclones (Brooklyn Jefes)
Erie Seawolves (Erie Piñatas)
Reading Fightin Phils (Peladores de Reading)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Vejigantes)
Pawtucket Red Sox (Osos Polares de Pawtucket)
Southeast Region (FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA)
Bradenton Marauders (Bradenton Barbanegras)
Daytona Beach, FL
Florida Fire Frogs (Coquis de Florida)
Gwinnett Stripers (Xolos de Gwinnett)
Lexington Legends (Lexington Leyendas)
Louisville Bats (Murciélagos de Louisville)
Carolina Mudcats (Pescados de Carolina)
Charlotte Knights (Caballeros de Charlotte)
Down East Wood Ducks (Patos Joyuyos de Down East)
Durham Bulls (Mal de Ojo de Durham)
Hickory Crawdads (Llamas de Hickory)
Kannapolis Intimidators (Rápidos de Kannapolis)
Winston-Salem Dash (Winston-Salem Rayados)
Charleston RiverDogs (Perros Santos de Charleston)
Columbia Fireflies (Chicarrones de Columbia)
Greenville Drive (Energía de Greenville)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Pelícanos de Myrtle Beach)
Myrtle Beach, SC
Chattanooga Lookouts (Montañas de Chattanooga)
Nashville Sounds (Vihuelas de Nashville)
Norfolk Tides (Pajaritos de Norfolk)
Richmond Flying Squirrels (Ardillas Voladores de Richmond)
Salem Red Sox (San Bernardos de Salem)
Midwest Region (IL, IA, MI, NE, OH, WI)
Kane County Cougars (Cougars de Kane County)
Clinton Lumberkings (Clinton Elotes)
Iowa Cubs (Demonios de Des Moines)
Des Moines, IA
Lansing Lugnuts (Locos de Lansing)
Omaha Storm Chasers (Cazadores de Tormentas de Omaha)
Columbus Clippers (Veleros de Columbus)
Lake County Captains (Picantes de Lake County)
East Lake, OH
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Cascabelas de Wisconsin)
Southwest Region (NM, OK, TX)
Albuquerque Isotopes (Mariachis de Nuevo México)
Oklahoma City Dodgers (Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City)
Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa Drillers (Petroleros de Tulsa)
Corpus Christi Hooks (Raspas de Corpus Christi)
Corpus Christi, TX
El Paso Chihuahuas (Margaritas de El Paso)
El Paso, TX
Midland RockHounds (Matamoscas de Midessa)
Round Rock Express (Chupacabras de Round Rock)
Round Rock, TX
San Antonio Missions (Flying Chanclas de San Antonio)
San Antonio, TX
West Region (CA, NV, OR, UT, WA)
Fresno Grizzlies (Lowriders de Fresno)
Inland Empire 66ers (Cucuys de San Bernardino)
San Bernardino, CA
Lake Elsinore Storm (Cadejos de Lake Elsinore)
Lake Elsinore, CA
Lancaster JetHawks (El Viento de Lancaster)
Modesto Nuts (Alebrijes de Modesto)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Temblores de Rancho Cucamonga)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Sacramento River Cats (Dorados de Sacramento)
West Sacramento, CA
San Jose Giants (Churros de San José)
San Jose, CA
Stockton Ports (Caballos de Stockton)
Visalia Rawhide (Toros de Visalia)
Las Vegas Aviators (Reyes de Plata de Las Vegas)
Las Vegas, NV
Reno Aces (Los Corazones de Reno)
Eugene Emeralds (Monarcas de Eugene)
Salt Lake Bees (Abejas de Salt Lake)
Salt Lake City, UT
Everett AquaSox (Conquistadores de Everett)
Tacoma Rainiers (La Familia de Tacoma)
About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America is the national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruellest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.