December 15, 2008

Give A Lupus Gift of Hope This Holiday Season

I am reaching out to you in this busy season to say thank you for your support of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA). Your trust and investment in LFA has enabled us to fund more promising research, to educate more health professionals, and to provide life-enhancing services to thousands of families affected by lupus.

Today, there is great cause for optimism. There are more lupus researchers and pioneers in biotech and pharmaceutical companies than ever before working to develop new treatments for lupus. We believe through continued partnerships on all fronts we can accelerate the pace of discovery and ultimately end the suffering caused by lupus.

Because of support by dedicated partners and contributors, we have given hope to so many lupus patients, friends and families by launching the Center for Clinical Trials Education, a comprehensive clearinghouse of information to educate people about participating in lupus clinical trials; tripling funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fund the first-ever comprehensive study to determine how many people have lupus in the U.S.; awarding new grants to 19 leading lupus researchers at major U.S. medical centers; and conferring first-time awards for new lupus research, including male and pediatric research.

No gift is more meaningful than the gift of hope. I ask that you consider making a gift that will help find better treatments and a cure for lupus. Your most generous tax-deductible gift now will help sustain the LFA’s programs in research and education, life-saving work that we must not hold back, even in these trying times.

In this holiday season, your gift will light the way for the millions of women, men and children living with lupus. We join together to wish you, and those dear to you, health, peace and joy.

Thank you for caring and for your generosity.


Sandra C. Raymond
President and CEO

1 comment:

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