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Education: Free Quarterly Breakfast with the Experts on lupus related topics for patients and their families, biannual Continuing Medical Education designed to educate medical professionals about lupus, diagnosis, and the latest treatments, Lupus Youth Day, a program geared toward children and young adults with Lupus and encompasses education and social activities, quarterly teleconferences on lupus topics to make education available for those with limited mobility or inflexible schedules. Awareness: The Chapter runs general information ads in local publications, awareness billboards, and hosts awareness days at area high schools and universities. Direct Services: New Patient Orientation Packets, Physician and Professional Referrals, Patient Assistance Grants to uninsured and underinsured patients to help them obtain a diagnosis of lupus or maintain access to lupus treatment. Advocacy: Each year staff, board members, and patients travel to Washington D.C. to meet with state representatives to ask that more NIH funds are allocated to advance lupus research. Research: The Chapter gives more than $50,000 to fund nationally approved research programs to support the LFA's mission to one day find a cure.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.