Lupus Foundation
Lupus News
September 2013
Huge thanks for Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run support
A record-breaking 1,400 participants gathered in Plymouth and Rochester on September 14 and September 28 respectively to help raise funds and awareness for lupus at the annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run events. To-date the Twin Cities walk alone raised over $65,000. With the event in Rochester this past weekend, and Duluth's event still on the horizon, slated for this Saturday, October 5, we are looking towards a banner year in the fight against lupus!
"Many smiling faces, lots of camaraderie, positive energy flowed, and everyone donned purple for lupus awareness," said 2013 Lupus Ambassador Chris Cronic, pictured above with her team. "A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated. I was amazed at the love and support I have felt. It's definitely an experience I will never forget."
We are amazed too ... the generosity and support you, our sponsors and contributors have provided this year is absolutely astonishing.
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Quarterly Lupus Dinner Discussion to explore "lupus communication gap"
 The Quarterly Lupus Dinner Discussion is the opportunity for those with lupus and their supporters to connect with others and discuss topics related to living with lupus over dinner.
The next topic is a recent survey published about lupus patients and patient-provider communications. Take a few minutes to review this article, bring your thoughts and ideas, and join us for a lively dinner dinner discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. 
Please RSVP to Gustavo Taberna, Community Outreach Coordinator,  via email or 952-746-5151.
Not just par for the course: personal connection tees up golf league fundraiser
When Catherine (Katie) Tocko's women's golf league at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley was looking for a new charity for their annual Women's Thursday Night Golf League Fundraiser, Katie knew it would be for the cause that was nearest and dearest to her heart ... the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota.

Katie has lupus. It was her and her foursome who stepped up four years ago to ...
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More upcoming events (click the links for additional information)
"All ABOARD!!" Hop aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad for a great look at the fall colors that will be blazing along beautiful Lake Superior. Food, train ride, beverages and post-ride concert.
LFM is proud to be a charity partner of MCBA and this annual event. Come enjoy 60,000 square feet of comic book action, art auction, creator autographs, 100 guest creators, marketplace with dealers , and a bazillion comic books.
Personal life coach Elizabeth Dickenson facilitates one of her most popular courses, presenting strategies for reducing daily stress, based on the latest neuroscience about what causes it, how it affects our nervous system, and how we can mitigate/eliminate its effects. 
October 12: Leaf for Lupus
JUMP in the leaves for a good cause! Hidden Greens Golf Course has hundreds of trees which produce enough collected leaves to create 12-foot high piles to jump in! So, come out and jump in. Lots of other family activities too!
October 18: Charlas sobre Lupus (Spanish speaking group)
Las Charlas de Lupus se realizan mensualmente y son una oportunidad para quienes padecen lupus ( u otras condiciones crónicas), y las personas que los asisten para conectarse con otros y conversar de temas relacionados con la salud y el diario vivir con una afección crónica.
Ann Christian, a registered nurse for 20 years, will offer a calming and centering Restorative Yoga class. The deep relaxation this style of yoga provides has been shown to improve circulation, reduce stress and improve overall health. 
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Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
The Atrium Suite 135
2626 East 82nd Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 952-746-5151
Toll-Free: 1-800-645-1131
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