Lupus Canada is a national voluntary organization formed in 1987 and dedicated to raising awareness and educating people about lupus.
According to the website (www.lupuscanada.org), lupus is the disease with a thousand faces. Lupus is a chronic disease whose symptoms can include extreme fatigue, joint pain, mouth ulcers, chest pain and hair loss.Program objectives:
- Advocacy: Share information through the website, which allows people with lupus and those who care for them to better understand the disease and the support and resources available to them.
- Public Awareness: Spread awareness of lupus through a Public Service Announcement (PSA), an annual Patient Symposium, new strategies in advertising and events at schools, health and wellness fairs and service clubs.
- Research: Provide opportunities to fund lupus researchers through relationships with other organizations.
- Volunteers: Recruit and recognize opportunities for volunteers to participate and use their special skills on behalf of Canadians living with lupus.
- Fundraising: Support the Walk a Block annual fundraising initiative, which takes place in communities across Canada in conjunction with World Lupus Day.
555 14th Avenue, Unit #3
Markham, Ontario L3R 0H5
Toll-free in Canada: 800-661-1468
- Read personal stories of people living well with lupus.
- Find local lupus organizations.
- Browse websites with self-help resources and support groups.
- Visit the Lupus Canada online boutique and purchase a Lupus Canada product.