ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Reid Foundation for Lupus, founded by veteran entertainment executive Bryant Reid, will be one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting families, individuals who are impacted by and suffer from the mysterious effects of lupus. Antonio “LA” Reid serves on the Foundations Board of Directors.
Through generous assistance from public and private donors, creative partnerships, and the power of the media, The Reid Foundation For Lupus will ensure that our outreach efforts will help local community organizations, develop culturally competent educational programs and services, advocate to ensure people with lupus have access to proper treatment and care.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). Women of color are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop lupus. People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus. The symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. Research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. Most people with lupus develop the disease between the ages of 15-44.