American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association Becomes the Autoimmune Association

DETROIT – To mark its 30-year legacy and global impact on the autoimmune community, today, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is pleased to announce its new name: the Autoimmune Association.

“The simplicity of our new name conveys precisely and definitively who we are as an organization, with the continued mission of leading the fight against autoimmune disease by collaborating to improve healthcare, advance research, and support the community through every step of the journey.” says Molly Murray, President and CEO.

For more than 30 years, the Autoimmune Association has been a pioneer in serving autoimmune patients, sponsoring research, advocating for access to healthcare, and fostering collaboration to identify and explore the common threads that link autoimmune diseases. 

Established through the remarkable determination of Founder Virginia T. Ladd, the Autoimmune Association has transformed into an internationally recognized leader, reaching over 60 countries worldwide.

This change marks an exciting time in the nonprofit’s history. “We cannot wait to see what comes next for the autoimmune community. We will continue to be by your side, just as we have been the last 30 years.” states Virginia T. Ladd, Founder. 

To learn more about the Autoimmune Association, please visit www.autoimmune.org.

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About the Autoimmune Association The Autoimmune Association is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to autoimmune advocacy, awareness, education, and research. Its mission is to lead the fight against autoimmune disease by collaborating to improve healthcare, advance research, and support the community through every step of the journey. For more information, visit www.autoimmune.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.