Our Mission Statement: To provide patient educating advocacy and support to all affected by Lupus, increase public awareness of the debilitating disease, and help raise research dollars to find a better diagnosis, a better treatment, and a CURE. Lupus is a chronic disease that is caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues instead of bacteria and viruses. It is estimated that 1.5 Americans have a form of Lupus. You probably know someone who has Lupus. Help us help those dealing with this debilitating disease. Every bid counts!