Due to COVID-19, our Chapter is working on rescheduling events planned for April and May. Please stay tuned for an updated timeline of events. Also, our office is closed; we are working remotely and are available via email and will check voice mail regularly. (See email addresses at https://www.lupus.org/indiana/about-indiana-chapter.)Download the Timeline
Join David Batt, MD, Indiana University Health Rheumatology, as he talks about living with lupus during the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn More
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
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine (Aralen) are medications that tens of thousands of people living with lupus rely on to manage their symptoms and avoid disability, illness and early death. Both are being studied as potential treatments for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and trials are underway to determine their safety and effectiveness. While it is important to investigate their potential use for this purpose, it is critical that people with lupus never lose access to them.
People with lupus nationwide already are unable to fill their prescriptions. We need to act now!
Please, take one minute and contact your members of Congress now to ensure people with lupus can access the medications they need.
We have so many great, deserving volunteers but only one will be the 2019 Volunteer of the Year! Help us by submitting your nomination.Nomination Form
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 2020 Community Partners!
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