The Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona, Inc. was founded in 1978 to support and educate the Lupus Community. The Southern Arizona Lupus foundation is a non-profit healthcare agency supported by voluntary donations and fundraisers.

Providing Support education and referral to those affected by Lupus, while promoting the development and enhancement of health and social welfare at the local level to assist individuals with lupus. The Foundation fulfills this mission through self-help classes, support groups, educational programs, Social Security disability counseling, Health Fairs, speaking engagements and public service announcements. Additionally, the Foundation office provides books, audio and videotapes on lupus and other mixed connective tissue illnesses.