Lupus Foundation of America

Help us Find a Cure

Their Misson

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with lupus. Our unique dual mission serves the ongoing needs of people affected by lupus today while leading efforts to find a cure.

Efforts of bringing national attention and resources to bear upon lupus in order to:

  • shine a light on this medically underserved disease.
  • accelerate the pace of medical research on lupus.
  • build support for the needs of those affected by lupus.
  • elevate lupus to a place of prominence on the nation’s health care agenda.

What Exactly is Lupus?

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, one that takes on several forms and can affect any part of the body. About 1.5 million Americans are dignosed with this disease. For the most part females are most likely to be dignosed with it. The question that is asked the most is "Cam Lupus kill you?" Yes, Lupus can kill you if you don't treat it right away. You would have to stay away from jerms and risks of the body.

Works Cited

Lupus Foundation of America. N.p., 2012. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. <http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2232&zoneid=523>.

Web MD. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. <http://lupus.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-lupus-overview>.