The mission of the Lupus Foundation of America is to find "the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus."
Why You Should Support Them
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to produce autoantibodies which attack healthy tissue. Thus, this results in inflammation, swelling as well as damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart and lungs. There are different forms of lupus and approximately 1.5 to 2 million Americans are currently suffering from this disease. While there is no known specific cause of lupus, researchers believe that lupus is related to genetics and environment.
Started in 1977, the Lupus Foundation of America has played an essential role in fighting lupus by providing financial support for researchers, offering support to those affected by lupus and their families as well as educating the public on this disease and its affects.
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The Lupus Foundation of America is a registered 501(c)(3).
How You Can Help
Are you interested in helping find a cure for and support research of lupus? Well, the Lupus Foundation of America has lots of ways that you can help. Of course, one of the most important ways you can help is by spreading the word by hosting your own health fair. Remember knowledge is power. By giving those in your community free information on the disease and health screenings, you'll helping them to stay ahead of the game.
You can also join the Walk for Lupus Now event, volunteer at a local Lupus Foundation of America chapter in your town or even host your own fundraiser.
For a complete list of ways you can become involved with this organization click here.
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Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
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