Our mission is to EDUCATE the public and to INFORM the medical community about lupus, to ADVOCATE for earlier life-saving diagnosis, to SUPPORT people living with lupus and to COLLABORATE with government and foundations to fund research toward a cure.

 

Our Focus:

To transform lupus into a widely recognized and treatable disease.

Conduct major awareness campaigns about the disease and its effects.

Attract political, public and individual support in the form of more research and resource dollars in the fight against lupus.

 

Our Actions:

Emergency Client Assistance – We provide direct emergency financial assistance and long-term solutions for those living with lupus in our community.*

Online Support Groups – We offer those without access to a local group, or anyone who wants additional support, an avenue to connect and chat live with lupus professionals, advocates and members of the larger lupus support community.

On Ground Support Groups – No one should fight lupus alone.  By building a network of support groups, we provide a way for those living with lupus to share, be heard and learn form each other.

Advocacy and Awareness – Through our educational symposiums, social media, and community outreach, we are raising understanding and awareness for lupus.

 

Our Fundraising Efforts:

Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus dedicates the majority of the dollars raised to programs and outreach. Fundraising efforts have continued to increase as we have aligned with major corporations, individuals, and foundations who now are joining us in the fight, by both giving funds and participating in outreach and support efforts.

Our largest fundraising endeavor is the Serving Up Style campaign, which directly funds our emergency client assistance program, as well as help us raise awareness of lupus, to continue our mission and vision for earlier diagnosis, support and advocacy on behalf of those with lupus. Thousands of people in the Portland and Southwest Washington area attend our events over the course of each year. Won’t you join us too?

 

Our Ultimate Goal:

We seek a cure for all forms of lupus!

 

 

* Residing in Oregon and Southwest Washington State.