Amplifying the Patient Voice
throughout the healthcare, regulatory and public policy arenas and across the research continuum!
For the past 42 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, 2020 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 Community Advocacy Victory
We are thrilled to share that on December 27, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a fiscal 2021 spending package that includes $21.5 million in new funding specifically for lupus research and education programs. The package also includes $42.9 billion for biomedical research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click here to learn more
Lupus Charity Golf Classic
LADA's 20th Annual Lupus Charity Classic was held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at scenic Shenendoah Golf Course at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. The golfing, lunch and dinner were modified to include mandatory face masks and social distancing as safety precautions due to COVID-19. The weather was perfect and the event was a great success, making over $105k for our programs. Click here to learn more
Lupus Education Symposium and Luncheon Road Show
Our Lupus Education Symposium & Luncheon is going on the road again in 2021 in Detroit on April 17th, Brooklyn on May 1st, and Boston on October 2nd. 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 Hosts Lupus Exhibit at ACR
For the 5th year in a row, LADA hosted the Lupus Exhibit at the Annual ACR Meeting. Although the event was virtual this year we still had 14 advocates and lupus leaders from across the nation manning the booth and interacting with attendees. We also sponsored 3 Patient Perspectives Abstracts and their 5 Presenters to attend and participate in the patient sessions as well as the rest of the meeting. Click here to learn more
Coronavirus COVID-19 Crisis
As an organization led by people with lupus and allied diseases and their loved ones, 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 COVID-19 crisis. We want to ensure you that your safety and the well-being of the community is our primary concern. Click here to learn more
Lupus Awareness License Plates
If you have a registered vehicle in New York state you can now order lupus awareness license plates for an additional fee that will promote much-needed lupus awareness while supporting lupus education and research. The lupus awareness plate project was initiated by New York Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes through their sponsored legislation in 2017. Click here to learn more