Lupus Advocate Bureau

The Lupus Advocate Bureau’s (LAB) mission is to raise the awareness of lupus by sharing personal stories and accurate information about lupus and the Lupus Foundation of America (LFAFL) to targeted audiences in Florida, contributing to earlier diagnosis, proper treatment, and improved prognosis for those affected by this disease.  Through this evolutionary form of a speaker’s bureau, increasing awareness about the programs and services of the LFAFL will enable us to better serve the estimated 100,000 Florida residents living with lupus and those that care about them.  The LAB’s mission is also to heighten understanding of the need for lupus research on the state and federal level and the LFAFL’s ongoing need for financial support.

LAB members are very important members of the LFAFL family. When identifying individuals to be a part of LAB, the LFAFL looks for those with a combination of unique attributes and skill set to allow us to spread awareness throughout Florida. Below are just a few qualities that the LFAFL leadership looks for in LAB members:

Knowledgeable about lupus and the LFAFL
Committed to the mission of the LFAFL
At least 18 years of age (if under 18, accompanied by parent)
Been through LAB Training and in good standing
Represents the qualities the LFAFL strives to instill
Well-spoken
Professional demeanor
Engaging
Personable
Passionate about the LFAFL’s cause


LAB members speak or share their personal journey with lupus to a variety of audiences which may include but are not limited to:

 

Business Entities
Service Organizations
Religious Groups
Legislative Groups
Educational Institutions
Professional Organizations
Cultural or Minority Groups
Medical Community
Media