Lupus Ontario is a team of caring and enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to helping those with lupus live longer and better by rasing funds that deliver vital support, education, awareness and research.
With the help of generous donors like you, we have delivered on our commitments in this past year and made a difference in the lives of people, not only here but around the world, to live longer and better with lupus.
About LUPUS ONTARIO
Lupus is a life altering and potentially life-threatening auto-immune disease for which there is no cure.
In an autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system (which normally protects and defends the body against disease and illness) becomes overactive, often attacking healthy tissues of the body. It can affect any organ or system. The resultant inflammation can be destructive as well as debilitating.
In Ontario, we have increased the number of support centres and assisted volunteers who have helped many people with lupus share information and education to better manage their disease. Lupus Ontario knows that there are not enough specialized physicians to give adequate care to people living with lupus. To address this, we financially support one fellowship that educates in the optimum treatment of people living with lupus.
We continue to drive awareness through advocacy, written articles, media releases, PSAs and our updated website.
We support research; RESEARCH BRINGS US HOPE