Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus and to promote efforts for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of lupus.
Lupus Colorado was established in 1972 for the purpose of providing support, education and training to everyone that is affected by the disease of lupus. Our programs and services are designed to assist people with lupus and their family and friends in dealing with the frustrations that may be encountered daily, living with a challenging and chronic illness. When a person inquires about lupus, we respond immediately, realizing our job is to address the concerns, fears, and lack of knowledge about lupus. We also strive to bring community awareness about the disease and the programs Lupus Colorado offers. Both awareness and education can be the key to saving lives.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose, difficult to manage and, to date, without cure. For most people, lupus is a mild disease affecting only a few body organs; for others, it may cause serious and even life threatening problems. Current statistics indicate that lupus affects adult women approximately 10 times more frequently than men. Children are also affected by lupus. Even though lupus is more prevalent in this country than AIDS, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis, it is the least known of all major diseases.