Enhancing lives by engaging, empowering, educating and
elevating the lupus 
and allied diseases community!

Our Programs

Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc., is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with lupus and allied diseases and their loved ones by providing public education programs, and promoting advocacy, awareness and research initiatives. 

We understand the isolation and fear people often feel when they are first diagnosed with any condition. We also recognize the impact disease can have on other family members, loved ones, and caretakers. Our public education and advocacy programs are designed to empower people with lupus to actively participate in their own health care to hopefully improve disease outcome and enhance their quality of life. 

We are also committed to increasing community awareness and program revenues by focusing public attention on lupus and other diseases of unmet need. We realize that early diagnosis and treatment are vital components in reducing the physical and economic impact of chronic disease. Our organization strongly supports increased research funding that will enable scientists to identify causes, develop faster diagnostic measures, safer, more effective treatments, and ultimately, discover cures.             

All of us at the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc., are proud to support strong lupus research programs and have provided $564,000.00 overall in research funding to date. We have donated $391,000.00 to the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) in the past 16 years. The LRA has made tremendous strides in the lupus and autoimmune research community with many of their initial grants now receiving NIH funding. We are extremely proud of our ongoing support of the LRA. We are now also supporting the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) Pediatric Research Program beginning in 2017 with a $25,000 grant and $100,000 in 2018 for mesenchymal stem cell and pediatric lupus research. Research has become our beacon of hope, brightly shining in the stormy seas of lupus.

Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc., provides representation regarding important lupus and allied disease-related issues at state and national advocacy events. Our participation in these public policy forums puts a face on these diseases and provides a voice while attempting to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Our services include:

Education & Awareness  


 Advocacy & Research  

  • Participation in state and federal public policy issue events

  • Advocacy for public policies to increase federal program funding

  • Advocacy for public policies to improve patient access on healthcare issues

  • Advocacy on regulatory, legislative and research issues   

  • Advocacy for better policies for government-funded assistance programs 



  • Clinical trial information and participation opportunities

  • Current research information

  • Representation at the LRA Annual Scientific Meeting

*Special thanks to Team LUPUS participants for developing our patient empowerment resource materials:  Kathleen & David Arntsen, Sandi Frear from Lupus and Allied Diseases Association and Honi Kurzeja & Judith Anderson from Lupus Alliance of Upstate NY.


Contact Us:
Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.
PO Box 170
Verona, NY  13478
Telephone 315-829-4272
Toll Free Phone 1-866-258-7874 or 1-866-2-LUPUS-4
Fax 315-829-4272