The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica is a voluntary patient organization and has been in operation since 1984. It aspires to improve the outcome of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through a better awareness and a deeper understanding of the disease. One of its major activities is patient support and counseling. The foundation encourages research in areas of diagnosis and treatment of Lupus.
The Lupus Foundation holds its monthly support group meeting at the Girl Guides Association Head Quarters, 2 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10, on the last Thursday of each month commencing at 5:30 p.m. Specialists are invited to explain various aspects of the disease as well as coping strategies living with a chronic illness at these monthly meetings. The month of October internationally is recognized as Lupus Awareness month, at which time the LFJ holds its annual symposium to increase the level of awareness about the disease among members and the general public.