On Tuesday, the Lupus Foundation of America announced the launch of its new “Cut it Out” initiative on crowdfunding platform Crowdrise to raise $50,000. The campaign was created as a way to challenge others into cutting out small expenses (coffee, clothing, etc.) and donating the savings to the Foundation’s research efforts.
“Every day people with lupus are forced to cut things out of their lives in order to manage their disease. They endure a lifetime of sacrifices – their hopes and dreams are either put on hold or dramatically changed. This campaign will help fund groundbreaking stem cell research that could diminish the long-term effects of lupus, stop damage to vital organs and save lives.”
The Foundation also revealed recent advances in research have led to identifying the underlying causes of the disease and its progression, designing methods to improve early diagnosis, and discovering new treatments. The funds from the Cut it Out campaign will be used for stem cell research that can help diminish the long-term effects of lupus, along with stop damage of vital organs and save lives.
The Cut It Out campaign will run for the next two weeks.
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