Since 1979, the Lupus Foundation of Florida has been serving Floridians affected by lupus. We are part of the Lupus Research Institute National Coalition whose funding of novel research brings the day closer when we can say, there is “Life without Lupus.”
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.
How do your dollars make a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus? Read about what we have done with your help. You have the power to improve the quality of life for Floridians affected by lupus.
All funds raised are used right here in Florida. 87.6 percent of funds are used for patient services. In 2014 funds raised were allocated to the following:
- Advocacy in Washington, D.C. for funding of lupus research
- Action alerts sent to Floridians
- Letters to the editor about lupus issues
- Over 200 people attended lupus educational seminars in Orlando, DeLand, Ft. Myers, Bradenton and Tampa.
- Over 7,000 people visit the LFF website every year, with the vast majority being Floridians
- Over 40,000 eNewsletters with the latest news in lupus research
- Over 1,200 paper newsletters sent
- Over 260 information packs sent to newly diagnosed patients
- Served over 1,200 people in eleven support groups
- Provide guidance for people needing assistance
- Compassionate phone support to over 600 people
- Provide a monthly free lupus clinic in Orange and Seminole counties-34 served this year
- Ask-a-Nurse free email support to answer patient 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