Our mission is to EDUCATE the public and to INFORM the medical community about lupus, to ADVOCATE for earlier life-saving diagnosis, to SUPPORT people living with lupus and to COLLABORATE with government and foundations to fund research toward a cure.
Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus is a nonprofit organization that is changing the way the health care community, pharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, the general public and those living with lupus understand the disease, its diagnosis and its treatment. We want those living with lupus to know that they are not alone, we are here to support them and we are dedicated to making a difference. We want our efforts to help those affected by lupus to know they are well supported and understood. Our programs, outreach, education, marketing and advocacy strategies are designed to assist people with lupus to seek and receive early diagnosis and treatment. Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus wants to see the mortality rate for the disease decrease and to ultimately find a cure.
Our Outreach and Advocacy
We are dedicated to the continual outreach and advocacy on behalf of those living with lupus, beginning with our partnerships with healthcare professionals, corporate/industry leaders and allied nonprofit organizations.
We aim to attract and procure public and political support for more research dollars in the fight against lupus, which will lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatments and medications, and to finding a cure.
Our programs and services include: on the ground support groups, an online support group, an online resource network and a client assistance program, which provides emergency assistance stop-gap grants for lupus clients with urgent needs.*
Our Fundraising Efforts
Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus dedicates the majority of the dollars raised to programs and outreach. Fundraising efforts have continued to increase as we have aligned with major corporations, individuals, and foundations who now are joining us in the fight, by both giving funds and participating in outreach and support efforts.
Two of our largest fundraising events – the Serving Up Style campaign and the Butterfly Walk – directly fund our client assistance program, as well as help us raise awareness of lupus, to continue our mission and vision for earlier diagnosis, support and advocacy on behalf of those with lupus. More than 20,000 people in the Portland and Southwest Washington area attend our events over the course of each year. Won’t you join us too?
* Residing in Oregon and Southwest Washington State.