Today, May 10, World Lupus Day, is THE day we celebrate YOU and millions worldwide for your relentless determination, courage, participation, and passion!
You are the people we have worked for and collaborated with since Susan Golick and her parents began the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation 45+ years ago to ignite a community in a common cause. You are our inspiration as the Foundation, the Lupus Research Institute and the Alliance for Lupus Research soon merge to form the world leader in scientific innovation for lupus.
We are proud of what our individual organizations have accomplished, but we are energized by the even greater promise ahead as we combine our strengths to accelerate the pace and expand the scope of lupus research. With your continued support –the people with lupus, their families and friends, scientists, healthcare providers, government and the pharmaceutical/biotech industries – we can deliver better treatments while moving aggressively toward a cure.
You are central to the quest for answers – the reason as well as the driving force behind every study we fund and every discovery we achieve to improve the lives of people with lupus. With the resources and resolve of our worldwide community, Life Without Lupus is now within reach.
Margaret G. Dowd
President and CEO, Lupus Research Institute
Executive Director, S.L.E. Lupus Foundation