Amplifying the Patient Voice
throughout the healthcare, regulatory and public policy arenas and across the research continuum!
For the past 43 years, the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc., has been providing education, support, and outreach services for people impacted by lupus and allied diseases while wielding the patient voice as a catalyst to advance awareness, advocacy and research initiatives.
For the Fiscal Year ending on September 30, 2021 our organization's administrative costs were less than 1.0% leaving more than 99.0% of every dollar raised going directly to our Program Services!
It is our hope that if you have lupus and/or an allied disease or love someone with lupus that you will use this website and our programs as tools to become empowered to take control and learn to manage the disease to live life to the fullest. We know firsthand that lupus and allied diseases do not just affect an individual, but also impact family, friends and others close to you.
Know that we are here for you and your loved ones as we all continue on our lupus journeys.
Lupus Awareness License Plates
You only have until September if you have a registered vehicle in New York state and want a lupus awareness license plate to promote much-needed lupus awareness while also supporting lupus education and research. The lupus awareness plate project was initiated by New York Senator Kevin Parker and Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes through their sponsored legislation. Click here to learn more
Join Us for the 22nd Lupus Charity Golf Classic
LADA's 22nd Annual Lupus Charity Classic will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at beautiful Shenendoah Clubhouse and Golf Course at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. Golfer and Sponsor Registration Packets are available. Last year's event was a great success with 124 golfers participating and making over $119,000 for our programs. Click here to download forms or learn more
Lupus Research Program Support Expansion
LADA is thrilled to share that we will continue expanding our lupus research program investments in 2022 even after making 2021 a record year of giving to lupus research. We are honored to share that we donated an incredible $289,705.00 to lupus research last year, bringing our overall total to $1,377,324.00 since 1990. Click here to learn more
Lupus Education Symposium and Luncheon Road Show
Our Lupus Education Symposium & Luncheon is hopefully going on the road again in 2022 scheduled to be held in Detroit in October, in Boston in October, and Brooklyn in April. The programs will feature clinical research experts, people with lupus and their loved ones discussing lupus research, patient journeys and perspectives, healthcare access, and care partnering. Exhibit booths and resources will also be available. Click here to learn more
LADA Continues to Support the Lupus Research Memorial Fund in Honor of Dr. Marc Chevrier
LADA continues to support the Marc R. Chevrier, MD, PhD, FACR Lupus Research Memorial Fund at the Rheumatology Research Foundation to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Marc Chevrier with an additional $30,000. Known as a pioneering researcher and passionate advocate for improving the care of people with lupus and other autoimmune diseases, Marc was fondly referred to as Papa Lupus by the patient community. He was devoted to his loving family and many lifelong friends. Click here to learn more
Coronavirus COVID-19 Crisis
As an organization led by people with lupus and allied diseases and their loved ones, many of whom are immuno-compromised, we know firsthand the challenges faced as we struggle to manage our conditions as well as to access current, accurate and reliable information during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We want to ensure you that your safety and the well-being of the community is our primary concern. Click here to learn more