Get Involved

At the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter, we know that our community network is the driving force behind our 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!

Donate - Ways to Give

The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter relies on your tax-deductible donations to provide our programs of research, education, support, and advocacy to individuals impacted by lupus in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas, and to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lupus. We offer a variety of ways for you to donate, fundraise and help us raise awareness.

The Lupus Foundation of America is a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under the IRS Code 501(c)(3). Our Federal ID # is 51-0192362. Your gift may be 100% deductible from your taxable income if you itemize your deductions. Please check with your financial advisor.

Participate in a Fundraising Event

You can help us solve the cruel mystery of lupus by participating in any of our upcoming events. Walk and fundraise at our Walk to End Lupus Now events in St. Louis or Kansas City or cycle with us at our Lupus Wolfride.  You can also purchase tickets to attend our annual Purple Ball.  These are great ways to connect with others living with lupus and their caregivers.  Check out all our upcoming event

Become a Corporate Partner

Each year, many companies join the movement to solve the cruel mystery of lupus through corporate teams, sponsorship, cause-related marketing, and outright giving. Our fundraising events and programs cater to a unique group of individuals throughout the tristate area of Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Sponsorships start for as little at $500 and provide great marketing exposure. Learn more about how we can create a sponsorship proposal that meets your marketing needs and budget.


Our volunteers are an integral part of our mission to combat this cruel disease. We offer volunteer opportunities that empower all kinds of people to share their unique gifts to help make our mission possible.  No matter how you choose to join our team, you’ll experience the joy of working among people who are passionate about our cause. Learn more about how you can make a difference through volunteering.

Stay Informed 

Raise Awareness – May Lupus Awareness Month 

Join the growing number of individuals, communities, media and celebrities that celebrate May Lupus Awareness Month and Put on Purple™ for lupus awareness and tell people why. Getting your purple on is an easy way you can help the Lupus Foundation of America raise awareness of lupus and show support for those who are living with the disease.


Internships are available in the development/fundraising/events, marketing/pr, and our patient services departments. Interns receive detailed training in the field, and a strong professional experience to add to their resume. Contact us at 314-644-2222 or for internship opportunities.