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Holding Hands

We are turning one conversation ​at a time into action for Lupus 

Marlene’s Kaleidoscope

​Marlene’s Kaleidoscope foundation was founded in 2017 by a survivor of over 30 years. La Tanya Lipprand was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus after the birth of her son. It was named after our founder's first name and ​Kaleidoscope, which refers to a collection of butterflies, and the butterfly is the internationally recognized emblem for Lupus.

Our sole purpose is to provide support, service, and education to those affected by lupus, primarily minorities. We pursue this through supporting individuals with lupus, their families, and caregivers and advocating for increased public support. Heightening awareness of the impact and effect of lupus. So, Marlene's Kaleidoscope is "TURNING ONE CONVERSATION ATA TIME INTO ACTION FOR LUPUS!”

The Foundation provides referrals for those affected by Lupus and promotes the development and enhancement of health and social welfare services at the local level.

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Programs & Services

Marlene’s Kaleidoscope is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for persons with lupus in the Greater Kansas City community. Marlene’s Kaleidoscope stands ready to assist those newly diagnosed with lupus, existing patients needing more information about the disease, providing patients with tools and resources to help them become better self-advocates, as well as connecting and assisting caregivers, loved-ones and friends of patients with lupus.

Upcoming Events

  • Pulling Back The Curtain Gala
    Tue, Jun 13
    Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
    Jun 13, 6:00 PM CDT – Oct 26, 11:00 PM CDT
    Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Our annual fundraising gala!
  • Cocktails & Conversations
    Fri, Jun 23
    Keller Williams Realty Partners
    Jun 23, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Keller Williams Realty Partners, 6850 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211, USA
  • Thu, Aug 10
    Ameristar Casino
    Aug 10, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Ameristar Casino, 3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161, USA
  • Thu, Oct 12
    Colonial Gardens Blue Springs
    Oct 12, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Colonial Gardens Blue Springs, 27610 E Wyatt Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64014, USA

Featured Sponsors
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Raised Through
Our Campaigns


People Served
by Mk4lupus


Programs Initiated
Since 2010


Across US

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