April 4, 2020 - New blog post: there is no evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is effective in preventing a person from contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.
April 3, 2020 - Now you can find out what your state is doing to ensure people with lupus are able to access hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine while they are being investigated for use in treating COVID-19. We're tracking the actions of every state.
April 1, 2020 - Take action! Ask your Representative to sign onto the letter urging them to ensure access to these drugs for people with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.It only takes 60 seconds. Send the letter now.
April 1, 2020 - New resource: Tips on what to do if you have a prescription for hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine and are experiencing difficulties getting your prescription filled..
The CDC has recommended that people with serious underlying health conditions stay home and avoid other people as much as possible. Lupus is a serious underlying health condition that could lead to a compromised immune system. Please see Appendix A (on page 10) in this document from the CDC for a more detailed explanation of underlying health conditions that may increase the risk of serious illness from coronavirus.
As of March 12, the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter office is currently working remotely. Should you need to reach us please call 215-517-5070 or email [email protected] More details here.
The Living Well with Lupus Seminar is the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter's signature educational program, designed to give you the tools to better manage your lupus and connect with professionals and peers alike.Sign up today!
Sign up today for the Walk to End Lupus Now spring walks! This spring, thousands of walkers will gather across the country with a unified purpose of ending lupus now. Join us in three cities for an empowering day honoring the 45,000+ people living with lupus across the Philadelphia Tri-State area.
Walk to End Lupus Now Central PA: POSTPONED (new date TBD)
Walk to End Lupus Now South Jersey: Sunday, May 17, 2020 in Ocean City, NJ
Walk to End Lupus Now Delaware: Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Wilmington, DE
A support group is a self-help group, composed of people with lupus along with their family members and friends who gather periodically to share common concerns. People are willing to talk freely and to trust openly in the good will of the other group members.Find a group near you
Check out community events in support of the Tri-State Chapter- or host your own!Upcoming Events