Upcoming Events

  • Game night for a cause Lupus Fundraiser and Smart TV Raffle
    May 26, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Kansas City, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109, USA
    Lupus game night for a cause and spades, dominoes, and poker tournament
  • Summer Jam Youth Retreat 2022
    Fri, Jun 03
    YMCA Trout Lodge
    Jun 03, 3:30 PM – Jun 05, 3:30 PM
    YMCA Trout Lodge, 13528 State Hwy AA, Potosi, MO 63664, USA
    LUPUS SUMMER JAM YOUTH RETREAT! Register today and join me for a fun weekend with other girls ages 12-19 living with lupus!
 

Marlene's Kaleidoscope

Turning a conversation Into Action for Lupus.

Dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by all forms of Lupus. We strive to empower people by providing information about Lupus and offering support so that their voices can be heard in service of creating a better quality of life through research, public awareness, advocacy, and education.

 
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Who We Are

Marlene’s Kaleidoscope foundation was founded in 2017 by the Kansas City own La Tanya M. Lipprand. It was formed to Bring awareness about Lupus and help individuals, as well as the families and caregivers who support those suffering from the Devastating Disease that has "1000 faces" called Lupus and other related autoimmune diseases.

 
 

What We Do

Turning a conversation Into Action for Lupus.

Dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by all forms of Lupus. We strive to empower people by providing information about Lupus and offering support so that their voices can be heard in service of creating a better quality of life through research, public awareness, advocacy, and education.

 
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DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF LUPUS

Butterfly-shaped rash

Raised red patches on your skin

You're sensitive to light

Ulcers in your mouth or nose

Arthritis in two or more joints, plus swelling or tenderness

Inflammation in the lining of your heart or lungs

Seizures or other nerve problems

Too much protein in your urine

Low blood cell counts

Certain antibodies in your blood

Results from a blood test called an ANA test suggest you may have too many "antinuclear" antibodies

If you think you or someone you know is displaying at least four of these symptoms, it’s time to talk to a medical provider about your concerns. Your primary care provider can examine you and your health history and refer you to a rheumatology specialist for further diagnosis.