Co-Founders of Looms for Lupus
Estela Mata and Juana Mata are the co-founders of Looms4Lupus. The Mata sisters formed the Lupus nonprofit organization founded in 2011. Juana Mata was diagnosed with SLE Lupus along with other autoimmune diseases in 2009. Together both Juana and Estela facilitate the monthly support group in Baldwin Park, CA where they meet every second Saturday of the month. The monthly support groups welcome lupus survivors and their family members\caregivers together they have the option to participate in loom knitting, art therapy and mindfulness.
Looms4Lupus has been actively involved with the lupus community and Lupus organizations such as Lupus LA, Lupus International, Alliance for Lupus, Lupus Foundation of America and Arthritis Foundation of America. Juana and Estela and their family have been dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for Lupus, participating in walks to raise money, and providing support to those affected with Lupus and other chronic illnesses for the past 5 years.