Mary Wilson Brings the Crowd to Their Feet at the Sixth Annual Lupus Foundation of America Awards Gala
CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent,
WNBA player for the Atlanta Dream,
Presenting the awards were the daughter of Congressman
Lupus is a chronic disease resulting from an immune system that is out of balance, causing it to become destructive to any organ or tissue in the body. Its health effects include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, kidney failure, and miscarriages. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women, and it disproportionately strikes women of color, particularly African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians. Despite the prevalence of lupus, there has not been a new FDA-approved treatment approved for lupus in 50 years.
The Lupus Foundation of America is the nation’s foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus, and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. The LFA has a nationwide network of more than 300 chapters, branches and support groups and conducts programs of research, education, and advocacy.
SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America