September 22, 2009

LFA Wants Everyone to "Band Together for Lupus"

The Lupus Foundation of America wants you to join the band!

The LFA has launched a new campaign, Band Together for Lupus℠, to highlight the need for safer, more tolerable, and effective medications. We are asking people to wear an LFA purple wristband until there is a medication approved specifically for lupus by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s been 50 years since the FDA approved a medication to treat lupus -- when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President! Current medications for lupus have unacceptable side effects that include bone loss and osteoporosis, infections, infertility, joint replacements, cancer, and more. Together, we can offer support to people with lupus, their loved ones, and the professional medical community who fight every day to find new treatments.

To learn more about LFA’s new campaign, and find out how you can join the “band,” visit

Don’t forget to share the wristbands with friends and family too!

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