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2009: A Year of Many Firsts in Efforts to Overcome Lupus
Date:12/23/2009

and public awareness. To highlight the need for safer, more tolerable, and effective medications, the LFA launched Band Together for Lupus, that asks people to wear an LFA purple wristband until there is a medication approved by the FDA specifically for lupus. Musicians Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook released the digital single, "LUCY," with proceeds going to support lupus research, generating more than a quarter million views to LFA's YouTube page.

About Lupus

Lupus is an acute and chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any organ in the body. Its health effects include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, miscarriages, and organ failure. Ninety percent of the people with lupus are women, and it is two to three times more common among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians. Lupus is unpredictable and potentially fatal, yet at present no satisfactory treatment or cure is available.

About the LFA

The LFA is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. Founded in 1977, the LFA has a nationwide network of chapters and support groups and operates programs of research, education, and advocacy.

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