What can you do for the LFA, Wisconsin Chapter?
Whether it's putting together a team in the Walk to End Lupus Now fundraiser, or having a party to raise money for the LFAWI, there are multiple ways you can get involved in the LFA’s mission!
Become a Fund Raiser -- If you don't want to organize a public event, you can host your own fund-raising activity on the Web and raise funds online. It's easier than you think! With this LFA Wisconsin Chapter's Firstgiving page, you will be able to set up your Web page. Appeal to others in your own words and post photos of yourself. Then invite your family and friends to support your activity by sending messages through our Fund-raising page with a link to your personal Web page. You will be helping the LFAWI raise funds for research, education, advocacy and support programs. Create your own fund-raising Web page RIGHT HERE today!
Organize a Fundraising Activity -- Your club, company, or civic association can designate the Lupus Foundation of America Wisconsin Chapter to receive proceeds from its fund-raising activities. Please contact us at 414-443-6400 to coordinate your efforts.
It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people are affected by lupus in the United States alone. While eight of ten new cases of lupus develop among women of childbearing age, women of all ages, as well as men and children, also develop lupus. Women of color are disproportionately affected by lupus and are also far more likely to have severe organ involvement and complications. Lupus is a very widespread disease, which causes the immune system to become hyperactive and lose the capacity to distinguish the body's own healthy cells from foreign invaders. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Lupus.
The Lupus Foundation is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding the causes of Lupus, improved treatment methods and ultimately a cure for this devastating disease. All proceeds from the walk will be used to fuel research efforts, promote public awareness and educational programs and advocate for Lupus patients and their families in Wisconsin.