The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York was founded in 1977 to serve the Western New York area. The Northeastern New York and Central New York regions were added to their service area in 2004 and 2006 respectively. With the addition of the Genesee Valley region in 2016, the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York now serves 33 counties in all.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system that normally protects our bodies from viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials, instead, attacks healthy tissue, causing inflammation of various parts of the body. Lupus is not cancer, it is not contagious, and it is not rare. It is more prevalent than AIDS, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis combined. Lupus is the least known major disease of our day.
Their is an event to help raise money for Lupus and it is on September 18th at the Galleria Mall at 9:30am.