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  • An African American woman is three times more likely to get lupus than a white woman. African-American women tend to develop lupus at a younger age and have more severe symptoms. Genetic variations are thought to influence manifestations of the disease among lupus patients.

Working toward our vision of a world without lupus.

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What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune system turns against parts of the body it’s designed to protect. Learn about the symptoms of lupus and how it is diagnosed.

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Support for those
with lupus

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) is among only a handful of organizations dedicated to providing education to increase awareness about lupus and supportive services to those living with lupus and their communities.

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Give and make our work possible

A financial gift to the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) can be made directly to the organization, as a planned gift or through workplace giving programs. In addition, gifts can be designated in a variety of ways.

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Funding lupus research

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota has granted over 2 million dollars in support of research and fellowships aimed at finding a cure and more effective treatments for those affected by lupus.


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