At the Lupus Foundation of America, we know that our community network is the driving force behind progress. Join hundreds of volunteers, people living with lupus, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers and donors who are making a difference in the lupus community. Get involved today!
Your support and generous contributions to the LFA supports life-saving research, education and advocacy initiatives to bring an end to lupus.With each gift, we get closer to the discovery of more treatments -- which help you and your loved ones battle this cruel and mysterious disease. Together we can solve the cruel mystery! Please give today.
Make Your Mark™ in the fight against lupus this May by creating your own unique event to raise funds and awareness to support the millions of families affected by lupus. We’ll give you the tools you need to turn your passion into a way to raise money for a great cause.
LFAFL’s Team No Lupus program is an opportunity for individuals and teams to increase awareness of lupus and raise funds for a cure. Members can walk, run, ride or swim in the event of their choice while making a difference in the lives of over 100,000 people living with lupus in Florida! 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.
The LFA believes expanding stem cell research will accelerate the pace of discovery on the potential therapeutic benefits of stem cells and help basic and clinical researchers learn how stem cells can be used to develop life-saving treatments. Stem cells possess the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They serve as a repair system for the body. There are two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are taken from human embryos. They are found exclusively in early-stage embryos, from which all the body’s 200-plus types of tissue ultimately grow. They are the body’s master cells. Adult stem cells are found in mature tissues that have already developed. They are more specialized than embryonic stem cells. The body uses these cells to replace other cells that die off throughout the normal course of life. As they are not from fetal tissue, adult stem cells do not have the same ethical concerns or restrictions that embryonic stem cells do. Current research in lupus focuses on adult stem cells, namely mesenchymal stem cells. Read about a new and groundbreaking adult mesenchymal stem cell study here and support this important research today!
Each year, many companies join the movement to solve the cruel mystery of lupus through corporate teams, sponsorship, cause related marketing, and outright giving. The companies that are involved with the Lupus Foundation of America's Florida Chapter not only thousands of dollars worth of research and programs, they also successfully market themselves to their core consumer audiences.
Walk to End Lupus Now events are conducted nationwide by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and its national network to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact.
You can help us solve the cruel mystery of lupus by participating in an upcoming LFA event from Walk to End Lupus Now to a seminar or teleconference to a 3rd party community event. These are great ways to connect with others living with lupus and their caregivers.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter promotes action on the federal, state and international levels on issues that will improve the lives of the 1.5 million Americans living with lupus.
Our volunteers are an integral part of our mission to combat this cruel disease. By helping us you are not only getting the world one step closer to curing this mysterious and devastating illness but you will be helping to ease the pain and suffering of those affected by it. You can make a difference!
Internships are available in the development, event, marketing/pr, communication, and program departments. Interns receive detailed training in the field, and a strong professional experience at add to their resume. Interns are treated as a part of the staff team.
Act now to help raise awareness of lupus in May! Join our many activities taking place throughout the state and encourage others to do the same. Download your Lupus Awareness Month awareness toolkit to get started now!