About the Program
The Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery™ National Tour is a national education and awareness program launched by the Lupus Foundation of America to address this urgent national public health issue. This first-of-its-kind program includes a tour bus with interactive exhibits to help you learn about lupus through the experiences of people who live with lupus. It also includes an education program for people with lupus and their families, and a state-of-the-science continuing medical education (CME) program for healthcare professionals.
About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
What is Lupus?
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat.
Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains underfunded relative to its scope and devastation. For more information, please visit www.lupus.org.