Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York, Inc., is a passion-driven, all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by lupus. Founded in Utica, NY in 1976, our agency provides services in upstate New York with a service population of 681,626. The secret to our success is simple, we have HEART! Our chapter volunteers and our supporters have tremendous passion and dedication to the lupus cause. None of us are paid for the endless hours we give to this organization, yet we continue to do so out of a desire to make the world a better place. For some of us volunteering fills a void in our lives after lupus ravaged our dreams of being parents or having a career. For others it shows support for our loved ones suffering from this disease. No matter what the motivator is Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York continues to move forward with optimism and hope for a brighter tomorrow for all in the lupus community.