Lupus is a mysterious and debilitating disease that has no known cause and no known cure. This multi-system disease can attack any organ in the body leaving damage in its wake. Lupus is difficult to define, hard to understand, and a challenge to treat. This incurable autoimmune disease wreaks havoc on the lives of patients and their families.
The Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter is the only regional force dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus. We provide education and support services to all people affected by lupus throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Our innovative lupus patient navigation program makes the seemingly impossible, possible for those facing barriers associated with this cruel, mysterious disease. We provide current information and personalized help to our local lupus community, support research, and promote lupus awareness. Thank you for helping us solve the cruel mystery.
Our vision is a world without Lupus.
Lupus is not rare; over 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide suffer from lupus. Research tells us that 90% of people living with lupus are women and lupus is 3-4 times more prevalent among populations of color, but we do not know why. Lupus can occur in either gender, any race, at any age and can attack any organ in the body. We make strides every day toward finding answers to the cruel mysteries associated with lupus.
The interlocking design of the BowTie depicts the community of people sharing the endless ups and downs of life with lupus. It is also reminiscent of the malar rash many patients have across their faces.