Lupus is a cruel disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans and one that sadly, many know very little about. 9 out of 10 lupus patients are women, but it can strike men and even children. This chronic disease often leads to disability and 10-15% of lupus patients die prematurely.
Did you know?
- Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
- Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
- While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
- Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus and those of us battling with it can start to step out of the shadows. Thank you for your support and generosity!