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Celebration

Members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Xavier University of Louisiana celebrated the life of their beloved sorority sister, Dannielle Foster (1988 - 2011) on Saturday, November 9, 2019. She lost her battle with lupus October 31, 2011. The sorority line, led by Ariel Johnson, presented Foundation members, Henrietta Jackson and Sharon Johnson with a check,  in the amount of $3,500.00 in honor of Dannielle, with her mother, Lois Foster looking on.

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The Louisiana Lupus Foundation is here to help the citizens of Louisiana who are living with lupus. The Louisiana Lupus Foundation is the largest group in Louisiana and South Mississippi serving thousands of persons each year. Support group leaders in local areas take an active role in our outreach along with volunteers who carry out the mission and purpose of the foundation on a daily bases. On this site, we will share news from the support groups, tips for living with lupus, physician referrals, event information, and the status of the $5 million research funding for the Lupus Research Program at the Department of Defense. We will also share insight from our board of directors. We invite you to join us in celebrating over42 years of support and friendship.


Until the coronavirus crisis of March 2020, 63% of Americans surveyed knew little or nothing about Lupus.  As a resullt of COVID patients being treated with hydroxychloroquine, (our primary medication) the world began to discuss Lupus and the impact of this drug on patients. As a community, we can join forces to raise awareness and support those living wth lupus.  With increased awareness and advocacy, we can change the trajectory of this disease.  By reciting this pledge, we are leaping forward to improve the health outcomes of people who are impacted by lupus.

I ​PLEDGE TO:

  • Continue to educate myself about the signs and symptoms of lupus;
  • Raise awareness in my community about lupus;
  • ​Encourage others to talk to their healthcare providers; 
  • Advocate for the improvement of screening and treatment for lupus
  • Support my brothers and sisters living with lupus to have a positive influence on their well-being; and
  • Find pathways of partnership and service with the local organization to build resources for those living with lupus

We exist to end needless suffering


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While you can volunteer with us directly, lead support groups, provide families and care givers with materials and education, and visit friends during flares, there's much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, buying gifts, and involving your school or company in making life better for people who live with lupus.
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Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that is often called "The Great Imitator" because it masks around multiple debilitating conditions. Do you know the signs and symptoms of Lupus? Learn themand share your concerns with your doctor.


Listen to this discussion about Lupus: The Great Imitator on The Clay Young Show