Lupus LA’s Your Story Our Fight Honored as a Finalist for Best Health Podcast/Audio in The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards

December 8, 2023

Lupus LA announced today that it has been named a Finalist in the Health Podcast Category in The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards!

Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include: Nicholas Thompson, CEO, The Atlantic, Christina Swarns, Executive Director, Innocence Project, Zarna Surti, Global Creative Director, Nike Purpose, Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party, Lindsay Stein, Chief Purpose Office, Tombras, Jennifer Lotito, President & Chief Operating Officer, (RED), Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, The Ad Council, Emily Barfoot, Global Brand Director Dove, Unilever, Trovon Williams, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, NAACP, Roma McCaig, Senior VP of Impact, Clif Bar, Michelle Egan, Chief Strategy Officer, NRDC, Dinah-Kareen Jean, Senior Manager, Social Innovation, Etsy, Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD, Jad Finck, Vice President of Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds, Christopher Miller, Head of Global Activism Strategy, Ben & Jerry’s, Shayla Tait, Director of Philanthropy The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.

Lupus LA’s Your Story Our Fight® podcast gives 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, patients from all walks of life share stories about their unique lupus journeys with a focus on inspiration and hope. After gaining over 100,000 views across 55+ countries, Lupus LA’s podcast provides support and optimism to a patient community looking for assurance that they are not alone.

“Since launching the Anthem Awards launch in 2021, we’ve seen incredible change and growth in the impact sector,” said Anthem Awards General Manager, Patricia McLoughlin. “The work that we have received in the 3rd Annual Anthem Anthem Awards is game-changing. From innovative projects fighting climate change to impactful calls for equal rights across the globe and best-in-class CSR and ESG efforts- the Anthem Community is a bright light in our uncertain world.”

Susan Bazarsky, Executive Director of Lupus LA, shares her enthusiasm: “Being named a finalist for the Anthem Awards is a remarkable honor and a true reflection of the hard work and dedication our team has put into making the ‘Your Story Our Fight’ podcast a beacon of hope and information. This recognition amplifies the voices of those living with lupus and underscores the importance of our continued mission to bring lupus awareness to the world.”

Winners for the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024. Finalists can be celebrated online from December 5th to December 21st at Celebrate.Anthemawards.com. 

The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The 3rd Annual competition received over 2,000 entries from more than 30 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue is allocated to our grant program, The Anthem Fund. 


Lupus LA, a non-profit health organization, is dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus while providing support, services and hope to all who suffer from the autoimmune disease. Lupus LA raises funds for three core areas of focus: supporting medical research, providing patient services, and promoting awareness and advocacy. Lupus LA has raised over $13,000,000 for the cause, primarily through special events – the Orange Ball, MBJAM featuring Lupus LA Ambassador Michel B. Jordan, and the Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon, along with support from the community through our volunteer events program.


Since expanding our digital patient education programs and resources in 2020 to meet the dire need for timely, accurate information around lupus and COVID19, Lupus LA has reached over 4.3 million patients across our digital platforms. During this time, we have reached users in 204 countries across 5 continents.



Launched in 2021 by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities. The Anthem Awards honors work across seven core causes: Diversity; Equity & Inclusion; Education; Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ. 


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