Division of Rheumatology
1959 NE Pacific St
Health Science Bldg BB561
Campus Box 356428
Seattle, WA 98195
Leap For Lupus
Leap for Lupus Foundation has raised and donated to our division for lupus research since 2007. The Leap for Lupus Foundation is a nonprofit organization headed by Valinda Mitchell and Lysa Adams, which is dedicated to helping find a cure for lupus. Each August, they gather the skydiving community together for a “boogie” or a group skydiving event to raise money for Lupus research. So far, they have given almost $70,000 and have supported the research of Dr. Grant Hughes, who studies how female sex hormones regulate a pathway of immune activation in lupus. Their gifts will continue to support young investigators who are working to find a cure for lupus.
The LFL boogies aren’t just for hardcore skydivers, everyone is welcome and tandem jumps are available with a donation. For more information on Leap for Lupus and their annual events, please go to: http://www.leapforlupus.org.
Leap for Lupus with UW Rheumatology Faculty (December 2012)
Leap for Lupus with UW Rheumatology Faculty (December 2011)
Leap for Lupus Treasurer (Lysa Adams) shaking hands with Dr. Grant Hughes