What is Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin. The blood, skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, brain, heart, lymph nodes, and other organs can be involved in any combination. The disease varies in severity from mild to occasionally life threatening. The course is characterized by periods of remission and acute illness.
To date, there is no recognized cure.
SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS LUPUS
Through community awareness, our emphasis is to educate and provide support to those who have Lupus and to their families and friends.
We strive to support those individuals, organizations, and agencies that are involved in research to find a cure for Lupus and to improve treatments.
About The Lupus Foundation of Southern New York
After being diagnosed with Lupus in 1976, Judith L. Jones RN, founded the Lupus Foundation of Southern New York Incorporated, in 1979. Judi soon discovered that there was very little information available to those with Lupus. A kind and compassionate person who was always committed to helping others, her vision was to provide education and to aid and comfort those affected by Lupus.
We honor her legacy, commitment, and vision by continuing her selfless efforts to assist the Lupus community.