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All the individuals who make up our community – the patients, their friends & family, research scientists, physicians, advocates, and Alliance staffers – are dedicated to improving the lives of people with lupus. Their personal stories provide a rich testament to the commitment, challenges, insights and accomplishments that give us hope, strengthen our community and motivate us to continue our important work.


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Haley Bogdan

Meet our lupus warriors in a series of videos exploring their personal experiences with lupus. In this video we introduce Haley, who discusses her involvement with Lupus Research Alliance.

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Flares

Lupus flares can come and go at any time and can affect any part of the body. In this video, nine lupus warriors share their experiences with flares.

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Hair Loss

Hair loss is another common symptom of lupus. In this video, hear how nine lupus warriors describe their experiences with hair loss hair thinning. Play

Joint Pain

Preventing the unbearable joint pain caused by lupus is just one reason why we are so committed to funding the world’s most innovative science that can lead to the most promising treatments. In ...

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Skin Issues

About half of people with lupus experience a “malar” rash or color change that may appear across the cheeks and bridge of the nose in the shape of a butterfly. But there are many other skin issu...

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Sun Sensitivity

Many people with lupus are sensitive to sunlight (called photosensitivity). In this video, hear nine lupus warriors describe how their lives have changed from this sun sensitivity.

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Dina Thachet

Meet our lupus warriors in a series of videos exploring their personal experiences with lupus. In this video we introduce Dina, who discusses her road to diagnosis and why she has hope in the fu...

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First Breaking Th...

Lupus Research Alliance Board member & TV newscaster Brenda Blackmon introduces our #Breakingthrough campaign and shares news about our Lupus Clinical Investigators Network (LuCIN), which a...

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Breaking Through ...

Hear from our Board member and Emmy winning TV newscaster Brenda Blackmon how the Lupus Research Alliance advocates have been BREAKING THROUGH in securing government funds for lupus research.

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Breaking Through ...

Our Board member and Emmy winning TV newscaster Brenda Blackmon shares how the Lupus Research Alliance has been #Breakingthrough in lupus research to bring new treatments and a cure.

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Breaking through ...

Hear from one of our most active parents, Elizabeth Santa Cruz, about why research is her greatest source of hope for her own daughter’s future. #BreakingThrough

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Fatigue

Much of our research focuses on discoveries that can lead to treatments to better address the debilitating effects of lupus while our funded scientists drive toward a cure. Fatigue is often cite...

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Genevieve Alvarez

Meet our lupus superstars in a series of short films celebrating how they transcend lupus. In this film we introduce Genevieve, a young woman who finds a creative outlet in photography.

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Cheryl Ward

Meet our lupus superstars in a series of short films celebrating how they transcend lupus. In this film we introduce Cheryl, a pastor who finds her greatest comfort is helping others.

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Meredith Salazar

Meet our lupus superstars in a series of short films celebrating how they transcend lupus. In this film we introduce Meredith, a happy fourth-grader who goes to school and even enjoys recessR...

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Sarita Connelly

The Wow Moment

“I went to a Lupus Research Alliance breakfast to hear what the researchers were saying and that was the wow moment for me,” describes Sarita Connelly. “ I’m very opt...

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2017 Breaking Thr...

The 2017 Lupus Research Alliance Breaking Through Gala celebrated driving a new scientific era of pioneering innovation. The event honored Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal, and Margaret Dowd, Imme...

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2017 Los Angeles ...

The 2017 Los Angeles Walk and Rock Twilight Stroll to Cure Lupus took place on Saturday, March 4th at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.

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Get Up On This

The Lupus Research Alliance proudly unveils its dynamic new logo for a dynamic new organization – articulating our bold vision – to Free the World of Lupus Through the Power of Scien...

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What are Lupus Tr...

Dr. Alana Levine answers common questions about lupus – What are Lupus Treatments? It’s Lupus Awareness Month and Dr. Alana Levine is here to answer common questions about lupus! In ...

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What is Lupus?

Mack the Molecule is back with a quick tutorial about Lupus!

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How Lupus Affects...

People with lupus share how having the autoimmune disease has affected their quality of life.

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Amy Dunn

Meet our lupus warriors in a series of videos exploring their personal experiences with lupus. In this video we introduce Amy, who discusses her road to diagnosis.

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May is Lupus Awar...

The Lupus Research Alliance celebrates the strength, passion and optimism that marks people with lupus and those who love them this May. As we share the extraordinary stories of four lupus warri...

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Marla Philpot

Meet our lupus superstars in a series of short films celebrating how they transcend lupus. In this film we introduce Marla, who gave up a dance career and finds new meaning as a yoga and dance i...

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth, a parent of a child with lupus, shares her story.

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Meghann Vaughn

Meet Meghann Vaughn and learn more about her role at the Lupus Research Alliance.

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Dr. Maria Kontaridis

Lupus researcher, Dr. Maria I. Kontaridis, discusses her research findings in a presentation at the 2016 Lupus Research Alliance Advancing Lupus Care Through Research and Advocacy conference.

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Diomaris Gonzalez

Meet Diomaris Gonzalez, the Lupus Research Alliance’s Director of Research Administration.

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