The Jamaica Medical Foundation (JMF) has recently made a contribution of $100,000 to the Lupus Foundation to help in that Foundation’s fund raising drive to accumulate funds to provide medical assistance to persons in need of medical treatment for the disease and who are financially challenged to afford treatment. The Lupus Foundation is also committed to research and more effective treatment that will help to cure this disease.

Dr. Desire Tulloch Reid who received the donation on behalf of the Lupus Foundation, and who has been with the foundation for a number of years, described Lupus as “ a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.” She also said, “The Lupus Foundation is on a constant search for funds to carry out its demands”.

Chairman of the JMF, Dr. The Hon. Oliver E. Jones, OJ on making the presentation said: “The JMF is always willing to assist organizations such as the Lupus Foundation that are seeking to uplift health care in Jamaica providing the JMF has available funds to assist.”   “The JMF” he said, “is also on a constant fund raising drive to enable it to carry out it’s assistance objectives under the banner of ‘Providing a Lifeline to Health’.”