Autoimmune diseases result from a dysfunction of the immune system. The immune system protects you from disease and infection. Sometimes, though, the immune system can produce autoantibodies that attack healthy cells, tissues, and organs. This can lead to autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases can affect any part of the body, some are life-threatening, and most are Human Immune System debilitating and require a lifetime of treatment. There are treatments available to reduce the symptoms and effects from many autoimmune diseases, but cures have yet to be discovered.
We believe that supporting research is the best chance we have at curing and ultimately eliminating over 80 autoimmune diseases. This organization was established to assure that all donations and monies raised would be sent directly to research to help accelerate the objective of curing Autoimmunity, which is the cause of autoimmune diseases. In order to stand by our word, we strive to fundraise at no direct expense to O.S.S. Our "100% in, 100% out" goal is achieved through sponsorships designated for specific operating expenses to absorb the cost of each event.