Lupus is a complicated autoimmune disease that affects the lives of over 1 million Americans, each one facing their own battle, their own struggle. At Lupus LA, we fight to shift each narrative from pain to promise by providing patient services and programs, supporting medical research and sparking national advocacy. Lupus LA believes Your Story is Our Fight - a fight we can all win together. Watch full PSA
Lupus LA is a non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus while providing support, services and hope to all who suffer from lupus. We raise funds to support our 3 core areas of focus: medical research, patient services, and awareness and advocacy initiatives.learn more
We offer a number of patient services to the lupus community in the greater Los Angeles area, including support groups for adults and pediatrics, doctor referrals, emergency grants, patient education and resources, as well as our newly diagnosed patient guide. If you are a patient or a caretaker to someone with lupus, our Patient Program is a great place to start your journey.learn more
Every life touched by lupus reveals a unique and important story. At Lupus LA, we are bringing these powerful stories to the forefront of lupus awareness in order to shine a light on this invisible illness.
Events are the cornerstone of funding for Lupus LA. Lupus LA hosts four fundraising events throughout the year to increase lupus awareness, organization visibility, and raise vital funds to support our mission. learn more
The Orange Ball is Lupus LA’s annual gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, that celebrates lupus victories and advocates, elevates awareness for the cause, and supports the critical work of Lupus LA, nationally and in the community.
Created in 2017, MBJAM is an annual Lupus LA event hosted in partnership with Michael B. Jordan to celebrate families affected by lupus, and to bring much-needed awareness and funding to Lupus LA. This dynamic, engaging event, held at Dave & Busters is designed to transcend the traditional limits of charity fundraisers to provide families with a no-frills, unforgettable afternoon of fun!
The Annual Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon, benefiting Lupus LA, is a premiere charity event bringing together the most stylish and fabulous of LA’s “ladies who lunch.” Since its launch in 2003, this star-studded, upscale luncheon and designer bag auction has featured some of the most prominent names in fashion and haute couture.
Lupus LA is powered by amazing volunteers. Join the Lupus LA volunteer email list to be included as volunteer needs and opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed at each fundraising event, and are used to help support key Lupus LA initiatives throughout the year.learn more
Search the Lupus Library for information about lupus, treatment, tips as well as patient stories and experiences. If you’re newly diagnosed, or simply looking to deepen your knowledge of lupus, this is a helpful content resource that we constantly update with new research, insights and community voices.
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You are invited to participate in our Live Facebook Chat Wednesday at 12pm! Lupus advocates will be LIVE on Facebook to answer your questions about living with lupus. Ask experts…continue reading view all