Our mission is simple

Fighting lupus, together
for a cure


What is lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues and organs, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. This condition can affect various parts of the body, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.

Lupus can be challenging to diagnose due to its diverse symptoms, which may mimic those of other illnesses. While the exact cause of lupus is not fully understood, factors such as genetics, environmental triggers, infections, and hormonal imbalances may contribute to its development. 

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What we do

How we help

Through its multifaceted efforts in fundraising, organising annual and ongoing events, and providing a support groups, Lupus Victoria makes a significant impact on the lives of those affected by lupus. By fostering awareness, education, and a supportive network, we aim to contribute to enhancing the overall well-being and quality of life for individuals living with this chronic autoimmune disease.

Lupus Victoria engages in fundraising efforts to secure financial resources aimed at advancing lupus research, raising awareness, and supporting individuals living with the disease. These funds contribute to vital research initiatives focused on better understanding the causes, mechanisms, and potential treatments for lupus. Additionally, fundraising activities aid in spreading awareness about lupus in the community and among potential donors, fostering a sense of unity and support for those impacted by the disease.

Lupus Victoria organises annual events that serve as platforms for raising awareness, promoting education, and fostering a sense of community among individuals affected by lupus. These events may include cocktail balls, golf events and fundraising BBQs. Our events create opportunities for fundraising, networking, learning, and empowering individuals to actively manage their condition.

Lupus Victoria facilitates a support group that offer a safe and empathetic space for individuals with lupus, their families, and caregivers. These support groups provide a valuable platform for sharing personal experiences, coping strategies, and emotional support. Participants can connect with others facing similar challenges, exchange insights, and gain a sense of belonging within a community that understands the complexities of living with lupus.

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