A Note from Our President & CEO

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York (LAUNY) shares a variety of messages at different times, in different places, according to program and need. The single word I want to share with you today is one that applies to all of our efforts, every day, in every place - empowerment. LAUNY exists to empower.

We empower people with lupus and related health challenges to know more, share more, live more.

We empower medical professionals with a deeper understanding of the heterogeneous nature of lupus. There simply is no template for this disease.

We empower people with compassionate hearts to share their time, talents and voices as advocates for those who are too often unable to stand and speak for themselves.

We empower similar service providers to collaborate with us to build healthier, stronger communities together.

We empower donors  to share their resources, large and small, to provide meaningful, accessible programs to those who are affected by lupus and their families.

I sincerely hope this website and LAUNY's programs empower you.

Warmest wishes,

Judith Christian
President & CEO
Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York