Surrounded by Others and United by Lupus started out as the name for a lupus walk team (Mama’s S.O.U.L). In 2014 Shelia (aka Mama) found herself wanting to do more to educate her community about Lupus and its devastating effects. The journey of creating the nonprofit Surrounded by Others United by Lupus began with Shelia asking her Family and Friends assist her in making her vision a reality.
Our mission is to raise Community Awareness about Lupus, to support Lupus research as to the causes, treatment and cure of Lupus. To one day be able to say we used to have Lupus.
To raise critical funds for Lupus Research at the University of Washington Rheumatology Division being conducted by Dr. Grant Hughes; as well as the research being conducted by Dr. Anne Stevens, a physician-scientist at Seattle Children’s.