The Vasculitis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy organization and the international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them. The Vasculitis Foundation advocates for early diagnosis and leading edge treatment for all patients, no matter where they live.
In addition, the Vasculitis Foundation partners with researchers around the world to determine the cause and discover the cure for vasculitis.
The Vasculitis Foundation was established in 1986 to alleviate the isolation that patients and their families experience when these life-threatening diseases affect them. New and improved treatments and a greater understanding of vasculitis have increased the life expectancy for patients and also improved their quality of life. For many patients, vasculitis becomes a chronic illness, requiring constant and careful management by the patient and his/her medical team.