Looms4Lupus Team is back for the 3rd year in a row! Our team consists of Lupus Warriors, Caregivers, Families and Friends. Together we support each other and advocate for Lupus. We are excited to be back and continue supporting, advocating, raising awareness and finding a cure for Lupus.
Looms4Lupus is a non profit organization formed by the Mata sisters in 2011. Juana Mata was diagnosed with SLE Lupus along with other autoimmune diseases in 2009. Together both Juana and Estela facilitate the monthly Lupus Support Group in Baldwin Park, CA where they meet every second Saturday of the month. The monthly support group welcomes Lupus Survivors, their families and caregivers where together they have the option to participate in loom knitting, art therapy, meditation and mindfulness.
Lupus is a devastating autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, making the disease more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis. The exact cause of lupus is unknown and there is no known cure.
We chose to walk as a team with Lupus Research Alliance because of its commitment to prevent, treat and cure lupus. Since 1999, the Lupus Research Alliance has committed over $100-million to lupus research, making it the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.
We’d love for you to join our team, but if you can’t make it to the Walk on 2017, you can still be a part of the movement. To support our team’s fundraising efforts click on one of our names below to make a donation. 100% of your donation will go to support lupus research programs, because the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors funds all fundraising and administrative costs.
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