Due to COVID-19 and the need to ensure we do everything we can to protect the people we serve, our Chapter is working on rescheduling events planned in 2020. Please stay tuned for an updated timeline of events. Also, our office is closed; we are working remotely and are available via email and will check voice mail regularly. (See email addresses at https://www.lupus.org/indiana/about-indiana-chapter.)Download the Timeline
A Message from Lupus Foundation of America President & CEO: Standing in Solidarity with Black Americans:
I cannot fully relate and understand the pain and injustice that the black community has and continues to experience, but I can use my privilege and role as President and CEO to speak up and encourage change.
The horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others are the latest in a continuous and deep-rooted pattern of injustice and violence towards Black Americans. We are heartbroken and outraged by this legacy of systemic racism that plagues generation after generation.
We must break this vicious cycle once and for all.
As a nation, we must stand up, speak out and join the black community in actively demanding an end to racism, injustice and inequality.
As a voice for the lupus community, a disease that disproportionately impacts Black women, we are committed to being part of the long-term solution, and re-affirm our commitment to addressing health equity and the disparities that impact Black Americans.
We are listening and learning how we can do more as an organization to end racial inequality in our society. Our work will not stop here. We will use our platforms and resources to elevate black voices, help eradicate injustice, and advocate for concrete change against systemic racism.
The Lupus Foundation of America is raising our voice in support of the black community – and we are here with you in the fight against racism and injustice.
The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is back in the news. Watch the webinar of Dr. David Batt of IU Health Physicians Rheumatology as he provides an overview and answers your questions as they relate to HCQ and lupus.Watch the Webinar
Everything you need to know in one place. Stay updated on all the latest COVID-19 news as it impacts those with lupus from resources, news, and programming. We will be keeping you updated and provide virtual programming to get you through these unprecedented times. You are not alone.Learn More
Make Your Mark is the community fundraising program of the Lupus Foundation of America. Each year, hundreds of Make Your Mark members organize unique events and athletic feats that raise money to fight lupus. Use your passion to raise funds for lupus through a local event, special occasion, athletic competition or whatever you have in mind.More Information
On average, it takes nearly six years for people with lupus to be diagnosed, from the time they first notice their lupus symptoms.
The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus.
Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age. However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too. Most people with lupus develop the disease between the ages of 15-44.
We are so very thankful to the following 2020 Community Partners!
The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. If you join the fight, we will not have to concede victory to this terrible disease. With your support and involvement, we will be able to solve the cruel mystery of lupus in our lifetime and end its devastating impact on millions of lives.Donate Now