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Providing Answers, Support and Hope in Kansas, Missouri, and Central & Southern Illinois

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Your Lupus Partner in the Heartland Region

Providing lupus information, education, and support in Kansas, Missouri, Central and Southern Illinois

The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Region 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. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, support, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

Heartland Region provides programs and services for people living with lupus in Kansas, Missouri, and Central/Southern Illinois.  We provide a variety of services including lupus information and referral, monthly support groups, educational workshops and conferences, and a summer retreat for girls with lupus.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. We are focused on achieving the following disease-specific outcomes:

Reduce the time to diagnosis
Ensure people with lupus have an arsenal of safe and effective treatments

Expand direct services and increase access to treatment

About Us
Heartland Region Staff

Christy Fath, Regional Director

Beka Rich, Development & Operations Director

Leah Levin, Special Events Manager

Katie Costillo, BSW, CPPN
Program Manager & Patient Navigator


Contact Us

Contact Information & Office Hours


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