Who We Are

Since 1979, the Lupus Foundation of Florida has been serving Floridians affected by lupus. We are part of the Lupus Research Alliance whose funding of novel research brings the day closer when we can say, there is “Life without Lupus.” The Lupus Foundation is unique compared to other lupus foundations in the state. We are a completely volunteer organization, so all funds raised here in Florida, remain in Florida and are used to help us fulfill our mission.

Our Mission

The mission of the Lupus Foundation of Florida is to improve the quality of life for those affected by lupus through advocacy, education, awareness, empowerment, and research.

  • Advocacy in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. for funding of lupus research
  • Action alerts sent to Floridians
  • Letters to the editor about lupus issues
  • In 2017, over 200 people with lupus, their family and friends, and health professionals attended lupus educational seminars presented by the Foundation throughout central and north Florida
  • Over 7,000 people visit the LFF website every year, with the vast majority being Floridians
  • Over 40,000 eNewsletters provided  the latest news in lupus research to the Foundation’s readership
  • Over 1,200 paper newsletters were mailed to readers
  • Over 260 information packets were sent to people newly diagnosed with lupus
  • The Foundation serves over 1,200 people in support groups throughout central and north Florida
  • We provide phone and internet  guidance for people needing assistance
  • Ask-a-Nurse provides free answers to lupus-related questions
  • Electronic billboards on major highways in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties
  • Radio and television interviews
  • Articles and advertisements in  Healthy Cells, Apopka Living and Latin Times
  • Active social media campaigns
  • 8 Combined Federal Campaign and Community Health Charities events
  • Over 35 health fairs
  • Talks at community service groups around the state