This Black History Month, the Lupus Foundation of America is shedding light on the sensitive topic of hair loss through Lupus Locks, an effort designed to increase education and awareness of hair and scalp issues in Black Americans, while also promoting coping tips and ways to restore your curls, coils, and kinks during your hair loss and regrowth journey with lupus.Read the Blog
Grab your lunch and join La Toija at noon on Thursday, February 25.Learn More
Join us for our 2021 Digital Lupus Advocacy Summit March 2 – 4, and be part of the nation’s largest lupus advocacy event!Learn More and Register
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
Who couldn't use another mask, especially one that helps raise lupus awareness! We've had several people ask about buying additional masks and the 'WARRIORS AGAINST LUPUS - WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER ' 2020 Walk t-shirts so here's your chance!Learn More!
If you missed the virtual symposium held on Sat, Oct 17th, you can still register to watch and download the pre-recorded breakout sessions.Get Details
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 2021 Community Partners!
Benefactor Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company
Learn how to support our Chapter by becoming a Community Partner or event sponsor
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 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