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Why should you support this organization?
There are a lot of organizations you could be a part of. And we appreciate that you care about where you spend your time and energy. Here’s how this organization will change people’s lives:
We involve the sport of curling, and curlers care.
What Sets Us Apart
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History of the Lupus Research Foundation
Four years ago Regan and Todd created Lupus Spiel USA, which has become the LARGEST CURLING PRO-AM in the WORLD.
They combined their experience in curling with their passion to make a difference in lupus. Regan is a competitive curler from Canada, and Todd is a World Bronze Medalist skip who has been a champion curler all his life.
The event has quickly become world-known, and brings in the best curlers in the world.
With the success of the Lupus Spiel, Regan and Todd decided to create an organization that could accomplish two key goals: oversee and grow the Lupus Spiel, and increase funding for lupus research by creating other events and endeavors.
With the help of a fantastic board and advisory group, the Lupus Research Foundation is doing just that.
Already, more has been given to lupus research than other organizations with bigger budgets.
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For more information about the Lupus Spiel, visit “Curling and Lupus”
About the Founder, Regan Birr
Regan Birr is the founder of the Lupus Research Foundation, along with her husband, Todd Birr.
Together, with Todd, who is a competitive curler, they are focusing on the NEXT 5 years towards a cure. For more information about Regan and Todd’s teamwork towards a cure, visit “Lupus Spiel USA” and “Curling & Lupus”.
About the Lupus Research Foundation
The Lupus Research Foundation (LRF) is dedicated to helping find a cure for lupus. In fact, we are dedicated to helping those with lupus see a cure within 5 years. Because like all people living with lupus, we don’t want to see another young person have to go through what we did.
That is why the Lupus Research Foundation is focused on the word within our name: research.
The mission of the Lupus Research Foundation is to help find a cure for lupus by raising funds for research, and by raising awareness.
The vision is to see this happen within 5 years.
The LRF is comprised of a board of directors that brings medical expertise and fundraising skills to the table, and a team of advisors with marketing and sponsorship experience. The LRF is a team geared towards finding a cure.
The LRF was founded by Regan Birr and her husband, Todd Birr. Regan is a lupus patient, who wants to help find a cure by marrying her passions of curling, music, and funding research. Regan was diagnosed with kidney involvement, underwent 2.5 years of chemotherapy (Cytoxan), and needed about 10 years of recovery. The next 5 years are focused on a cure!
For more about Regan’s story, visit the “About the Founder” tab.
That’s it! Now you know all about us, because we are keeping it simple.
Here’s what we want you to know: you can help! We value you. We want to hear you. We need people just like you to help us achieve our goal. Join our team: collaborate with us, share with us, work with us! Together, we WILL find a cure!
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Lupus is an auto-immune disease wherein an overactive immune system attacks healthy tissue. Organs can be attacked, such as kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and eyes, as can skin, hair, and joints.
Lupus is more prevalent than AIDS and MS combined.
Lupus is more prevalent than AIDS, MS, sickle-cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis combined. It affects 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people world-wide.
LUPUS IS STILL LIFE-THREATENING
There is NO cure for lupus. Immune-suppressing drugs include:
-Cytoxan / cyclophosphamide (a breast cancer CHEMO)
One in 210 people HAS LUPUS.
It mostly affects women (90%), and people of color.
WE NEED TO KEEP OUR FOOT ON THE GAS FOR A CURE
Here’s what you need to know
1 YOUR HELP WILL HELP US FIND A CURE – we are focused on cure
2 WE ARE INTERNATIONAL and PATIENT-RUN
3 PEOPLE WITH LUPUS ARE WARRIORS. HELP THEM HELP THEMSELVES
There are ways to manage your disease, ways to have your HEALTH with lupus. Call us.
If you want a real-life story, call us. We’ll CONNECT you with your perfect lupus mentor.
Let this be your hub – patient, advocate, this is the site for YOU.
THANK YOU for your SUPPORT