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your story, our fight

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

about
lupus la

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.

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Conferences

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Support Groups

support groups

Support and Grants

Support and Grants

patient
services

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.

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lupus
stories

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

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

Support
Lupus LA

There are a variety of ways for you to make a difference in the lupus community. From corporate partnerships, event underwritings and individual gifts, we offer individualized opportunities for you to give. learn more

volunteer

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.

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library

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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Cultivating Calm During COVID19: An “At-Home” Self Care Resource Guide

CULTIVATING CALM DURING CORONAVIRUS: AN “AT-HOME” SELF CARE RESOURCE GUIDE We know stress and anxiety from the spread of COVID19 deeply affects our community. During times like these, immune compromised individuals must be incredibly vigilant, which can cause even more anxiety. While this is a critical time for us all, we want you to know…

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Quarantine Resources For Lupus Patients

Lupus LA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of our lupus patients. We know that many in our community are struggling to find support and resources during this unprecedented time, and want to share the following free resources to help lupus patients navigate challenges during quarantine. If you are a lupus…

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ANA Test for Lupus Diagnosis: What You Need to Know

Before the diagnosis of lupus, doctors look at lab tests, symptom records, and history of the disease in the family. Of course, the process for diagnosing the disease can be a long and challenging one. One of the tests conducted is the antinuclear antibodies (ANA) test. The ANA test is essential in lupus diagnosis as…

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Lupus and the Gut Microbiome

Watch today’s recording of our LIVE Webinar “Lupus and the Gut Microbiome” with our panel of experts: More about our speaker panel:  Dr. Venuturupalli, founder of Attune Health, is an innovative clinician and researcher in the field of rheumatology. During his career, he has been involved in over 150 clinical trials of cutting-edge therapies for…

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Asking for Help

Asking for Help Most of us don’t like to ask for help. The more stressed we feel, the more likely we are say (or feel): “Oh, I’ll just do it myself!” These are generally the reason people think they can’t ask for help: They fear looking “weak.” Asking for help is human. It is not a…

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Latest on Lupus Patient Webinar | Dec. 5th

LATEST ON LUPUS PATIENT WEBINAR Saturday, December 5th 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. You can join our next patient conference from the comfort of your home as we take our Latest on Lupus series online! Please join us for the Virtual “Latest on Lupus” on Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to register…

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Online Support Groups

NEW Digital Support Group Information:  We are currently using the Zoom platform to conduct our Support Group Sessions. If you have never used Zoom on your laptop or device, we recommend downloading the Zoom App (if on your phone) or clicking a link below to download Zoom onto your laptop. For a fast, easy “How-To…

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Latest on Lupus Patient Webinar | Dec. 5th

LATEST ON LUPUS PATIENT WEBINAR Saturday, December 5th 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. You can join our next patient conference from the comfort of your home as we take our Latest on Lupus series online! Please join us for the Virtual “Latest on Lupus” on Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to register…

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LIVE EXPERT Q&A: Lupus Nephritis

Watch “Lupus and the Kidneys” with Dr. Bevra Hahn below! Listen as Lupus LA’s Medical Advisory Board member and expert rheumatologist, Dr. Bevra Hahn, answers patients’ top questions about how your lupus diagnosis can affect your kidneys. About The Expert: Dr. Bevra Hahn is Professor of Medicine (emeritus) at UCLA. She chaired the Rheumatology Group…

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Lupus and the Gut Microbiome

Watch today’s recording of our LIVE Webinar “Lupus and the Gut Microbiome” with our panel of experts: More about our speaker panel:  Dr. Venuturupalli, founder of Attune Health, is an innovative clinician and researcher in the field of rheumatology. During his career, he has been involved in over 150 clinical trials of cutting-edge therapies for…

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Latest on Lupus Patient Webinar | Dec. 5th

LATEST ON LUPUS PATIENT WEBINAR Saturday, December 5th 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. You can join our next patient conference from the comfort of your home as we take our Latest on Lupus series online! Please join us for the Virtual “Latest on Lupus” on Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to register…

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Your Story Our Fight Podcast

Welcome to the Your Story Our Fight Podcast! Lupus LA enters the fastest growing media market with the new Your Story Our Fight® podcast which will give a voice to lupus patients while continuing Lupus LA’s mission to raise lupus awareness worldwide. Hosted by the Chairman of Lupus LA and lupus patient himself, Adam Selkowitz,…

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Your Story Our Fight Podcast

Welcome to the Your Story Our Fight Podcast! Lupus LA enters the fastest growing media market with the new Your Story Our Fight® podcast which will give a voice to lupus patients while continuing Lupus LA’s mission to raise lupus awareness worldwide. Hosted by the Chairman of Lupus LA and lupus patient himself, Adam Selkowitz,…

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Join us at a New Support Group Location!

Lupus LA is excited to announce our newest adult support group, to be held in the Koreatown area at the Karsh Center! This group will be held on the First Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, at 3750 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90020 in the Karsh Center. Please come join us! We’d…

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What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock For the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection.  Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage.  The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet…

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LIVE EXPERT Q&A: Lupus Nephritis

Watch “Lupus and the Kidneys” with Dr. Bevra Hahn below! Listen as Lupus LA’s Medical Advisory Board member and expert rheumatologist, Dr. Bevra Hahn, answers patients’ top questions about how your lupus diagnosis can affect your kidneys. About The Expert: Dr. Bevra Hahn is Professor of Medicine (emeritus) at UCLA. She chaired the Rheumatology Group…

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Receive Support from Home & Chat with Lupus Advocates

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 in your community support questions about living with lupus. This is a great opportunity to connect, receive support, and ask questions. Invite family and friends to…

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