Lupus Foundation Of America Blog Celebrates Its Second Birthday

With more than 300 posts under its belt, LFA's blog "On the Road to a Cure" turns two this Saturday, June 20.

When we decided to create our blog, we knew that we wanted to create a vehicle that provided a more engaging, conversational take on things happening for the LFA, and in the lupus community at large.

"On the Road to a Cure" has been fortunate to reach out to many of you – here in the states, and around the world – who are living with lupus. It’s been amazing! And as a result of that contact, our blog now boasts links to more than 80 lupus bloggers worldwide.

An unexpected benefit to having this blog is that it has allowed us to actively engage people living with lupus. For example, the blog has been great for recruiting interviewees for articles in upcoming issues of Lupus Now magazine.

Our relationship with other lupus bloggers allowed us to coordinate efforts in regards to LFA's 2009 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill back in March. As a result of that coordination, and the passion of our bloggers, LFA was able to make the 11th Annual Advocacy Day the largest and most successful in history.

So ... a big thank you to everyone who reads our blog. Together, we share a journey to raise public awareness about lupus, and to one day find a cure for this disease.

All the best,