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Providing Answers, Support and Hope in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
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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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to live in a world without lupus!

What We Do

The Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State 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.

With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, we:

  • Support research and conduct education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life;
  • Provide information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and,
  • Conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus, and advocate on their behalf.

Our Story

The Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is the former Southeastern PA Chapter. The Southeastern PA Chapter was formed in 2000 with the merger of the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia Chapters, both of which were founded in the early 1970's.

Our new chapter name reflects our expanded service territory: Southern New Jersey, the state of Delaware, and additional counties in Pennsylvania.

Currently the only chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America in Pennsylvania, we provide direct services in the southeastern part of the state including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties as well as seven southern New Jersey counties including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and the entire state of Delaware.

Peer-counseling and support, information and referral, as well as educational materials may be obtained anywhere in the Tri-State Region by calling toll-free: 866-517-5070.

Financial statements can be found here.

Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter Board of Directors and Staff (PDF)


We raise money to support research through the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Research program, Bringing Down the Barriers™, which aggressively pursues an agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions and advance the science and medicine of lupus.

Latest research news
Education & Support Services

We answer questions about lupus, provide tools, resources, and referrals to doctors who treat lupus, and help guide individuals and families through the complexities of living with lupus and toward a better quality of life.

Current educational programs
Awareness Efforts

We conduct outreach efforts and share stories of those who suffer from lupus to increase awareness of lupus, bring greater attention to the disease and its devastating impact, and rally public support to join the fight to end lupus.

Sign up for a walk today!
Advocacy Efforts

We advocate on behalf of all people with lupus, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. We educate government officials and industry leaders on the urgent need to expand public and private investment in lupus research, education programs, and support services.

Lend your voice in the fight against lupus
Annual Special Events

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Pennsylvania
Walk to End Lupus Now South Jersey
Walk to End Lupus Now Delaware
World Lupus Day Rally
Clubs & Spades Golf and Bridge Tournament
Living Well With Lupus Symposium
Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now

Calendar of events


Contact Us
Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
101 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 200
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-517-5070 OR 866-517-5070 (toll-free)