Selena Gomez Donates To Lupus Research Program

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Selena Gomez wants to personally help the advancement of Lupus research. The pop star donated to the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine for the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research according to People.“I continue to be optimistic about the progress being made in lupus research and am proud to support the promising work at Keck School of Medicine,”  Gomez said in a statement. “I am hopeful for the millions of us around the world that may benefit from this.”

Gomez’s gift will go to a pilot research program focused on treating complications of the autoimmune disease led by Janos Peti-Peterdi, M.D., PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine.“We are extremely pleased to partner with Selena in her efforts to promote awareness and medical research toward a much-needed cure for lupus,” said Peti-Peterdi in a statement. “Complications from systemic lupus cause serious damage, and we are hopeful that our research, with Selena’s support, will help those affected by this disease lead full, healthy lives.”

Selena was diagnosed with Lupus a few years ago and was even forced to cancel her tour over the Lupus side effects.

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