We are Colorado’s only nonprofit to serve individuals
and families with lupus.
Improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
We need your help to continue our mission to create hope and a normalcy for our lupus families, especially during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our work would not happen without your generous support as expressed by one of our constituents in her recent letter.
“I’m writing to you from a place of fear and really need to see if you can help me. I am at a loss and have run out of any help because everyone else is going through so much, and I don't want to make things harder for others but am so scared.” ·
Because of the numerous volunteers and careful management of your gifts, Lupus Colorado is proud to give 91% of all donations directly to services for lupus families. Through outreach and key partnerships, we work diligently to serve our community. Every dollar is meaningful to our mission.
Our Emergency Assistance provided over $67,000 to local lupus families - paying doctor and dentist bills, buying needed medicines, providing transportation, purchasing groceries, and paying utility bills.
Our education team taught virtual disease self-management classes to lupus patients and their caregivers. This evidence-based curriculum was developed and tested by Stanford Medical Center. This program is providing the tools for improvements in healthy lifestyle, mental health, injury prevention, caregiver support and self-care.
Our leadership successfully advocated for lupus research funding and benefits.
Our virtual support groups provide ongoing education and encouragement to our lupus families.
With the new year, please know your gift and generosity will play an integral role in supporting our mission to empower and care for lupus patients and families as they continue to fight against this incurable disease. Be that guardian angel. Be a part of our journey and invest in Lupus Colorado, as we provide help for today and hope for tomorrow for the individuals and families with lupus.
With a Grateful Heart,
Inez M. Robinson, CEO
P.S. Please let me know if you would like your gift to be designated for a particular purpose that is meaningful to you.
As a state leader in autoimmune health, Lupus Colorado is taking significant measures to do our part to support our constituents and the community, particularly regarding the COVID-19 virus. As this pandemic has evolved, it continues to affect all aspects of our community. Our goal has been to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors along with enhance our support of medical and basic needs for Lupus families.
One of our most important programs is providing financial assistance to our Lupus families. In response to the numerous calls we have received from our Lupus Community, our Board made the decision to expand our Emergency Assistance and Utilities Programs. If you are a Lupus patient or caregiver and are in need of help for groceries, medicine, utilities, delivery services, or personal transportation, please contact our Program Director at Eden@lupuscolorado.org. If you have an outstanding and completed application for assistance or utility funding, please be assured we are working to process your completed application within two business days.
Our strategy also includes preventing exposure through protective and proactive social distancing measures and adhering to the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our hope is to reduce the rate of exposure to the virus and mitigate the risk for related illness, especially for our lupus warriors, caregivers and others living with chronic disease.
Lupus Colorado staff and volunteers continue to work remotely to meet your needs. Telephone calls and emails are answered Monday-Thursday from 10:00 - 4:00. Please be patient if you need to leave a message as we will get to your call as soon as possible. Our next Living Well with Lupus classes and Leadership training will be held virtually via Zoom in May, 2021. If you are interested in these free classes, please contact Eden at email@example.com.
We are indebted to our donors and sponsors, especially at this time. You have enabled us to continue our mission and serve the Lupus Community. Your support is critical now more than ever. If you are able, please donate to our expanded efforts to assist those at great risk for this disease. We are providing direct services to help the most vulnerable of our community.
Inez Robinson, MNM
CEO, Lupus Colorado
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose, difficult to manage and, to date, without cure. 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.
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 lupus.