Leading the Fight Against Lupus
The nonprofit S.L.E. Lupus Foundation leads the nation in providing direct patient services, education, public awareness, and funding novel lupus research on the national level
During my initial fight with lupus, I aimed to arm myself with as many resources and support to help with my battle. During my electronic search, I came across this non-profit organization that strives to help us strong warriors fight their fight by providing incredible services.
Here is the at-a-glance history: Since its founding in 1970 by families with lupus, this foundation has helped tens of thousands of people with lupus and their families and friend cope with the anxieties and confusion that accompany daily living with a complex and dangerous chronic illness.
Headquarters are located in the lovely New York, where the foundation promotes awareness and education with the goal of promoting early lupus diagnosis. Don’t worry West Coast fans– A division office is located in Los Angeles. In addition, this foundation targets a barrier in a high-risk population by vigorously addressing racial disparities through community-based programs that model effective management of chronic disease in minority women.
The S.L.E Lupus Foundation pairs up with the Lupus Research Institute to do even more fabulous things. The Lupus Research Institute funds lupus research grants and fellowship awards for new investigators in the New York region, Southern California and supports innovative novel research nationwide. Why does this make me smile? Research is key to finding the treatment that is effective and safe for the lupus warriors.
Please take the time to check out what these organizations have to offer. If you live in the New York area, I am jealous of all the upcoming events that the S.L.E. Foundation has to offer. And if you don’t live in New York (or Los Angeles) this foundation can still help you. There is a page dedicated to helpful links of educational material and blogs of fellow lupus colleagues from around the nation (including this little diva’s blog). Remember knowledge is power and I promise you will find something of use to you.
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BE FABULOUS AND BE INVOLVED!