Vision: A World without Lupus
Mission: While working towards finding a cure, we support those impacted by lupus and promote a deeper understanding of the disease.
Lupus Foundation
Lupus News
January 2013
Working towards a world without lupus
The vision of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) is boldly and simply stated: A World without Lupus
  
Towards that end, LFM annually funds promising clinical researchers in their efforts to discover better ways to treat, cure, and help prevent lupus.
  
In December the foundation awarded $93,457 in grants to three Minnesota-based researchers in order to pursue these efforts. They include:
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Peterson, Chowdhary and Fife
2013 LFM Grantees
Increasing lupus knowledge with the lupus conference
The air buzzed with enthusiasm as approximately 100 attendees converged on December 15 for a fast-paced day of lupus education, including keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a research panel, all designed to further discussions between those impacted both personally and professionally by lupus.  

It was the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota's Lupus: Advancements in Management, Treatment and Research conference ...
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LFM Offers Summer Fellowship Program for College Students
Since 1981, the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota has provided college-aged students with the unique opportunity to partner with accomplished researchers at local institutions working on lupus-related autoimmune research. To date, support from individual donors have provided over $330,000 to provide 110 fellows with the opportunity to work on vital research efforts aimed at improved detection, treatment and a cure.
  
Applications are being accepted now for this summer's fellowships at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.
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In search of Lupus Ambassadors for 2013
This volunteer position serves to provide a "face" to lupus - lending your story to Foundation events, especially the Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run - and connects with others to help fundraise and raise awareness of lupus and LFM. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or wishes to be considered for this role, please complete the volunteer application and return it to LFM by February 22, along with a brief statement about why you'd be a good Lupus Ambassador.

Whetting your appetite for the Lupus Food & Wine Classic with a discount
Anyone who loves fine food, wine, and entertainment will be right at home at the third annual Lupus Food and Wine Classic, slated for May 1 at the Mall of America. Purchase your tickets before February 28 and receive $10 off, as an early bird incentive. Click here to purchase and use discount code EARLY.

Contact LFM today for additional involvements, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities or donating to the food- and wine-themed auction.
  
Announcing 2013 Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run dates
Mark your calendars for the annual Walk/5K fundraisers in three cities:
  
Twin Cities: September 14
Rochester: September 28
Duluth: October 5
  
Look for more details soon!
  
Contact Us
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
The Atrium Suite 135
2626 East 82nd Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 952-746-5151
Toll-Free: 1-800-645-1131
Email: info@lupusmn.org
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