Lupus Awareness Month 2015

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Lupus Awareness Month 

Lupus Awareness Month is the time of year when the lupus community takes time to educate their families, workplaces and neighborhoods about lupus.  Education can be as modest as emailing lupus information to your friends and family or as grand as organizing a Lupus Awareness Day at your office.  We encourage you to get creative as you raise awareness about this often misunderstood disease.

Lupus Awareness Month Activities!

May 30, 2015

Dr. Nika of Rush answers your lupus questions on Facebook!  

Ask your question now! 


May 30, 2015

2nd Annual Stephanie Wetzel Charity Golf Outing

Urbana, IL

More & Register 


May 31, 2015  

Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk

Register today 

Northern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

Spend the final day of Lupus Awareness Month with a hundreds of your fellow lupus supporters at the Northern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk this Sunday!

Northern Suburbs - May 31, 2015

Can't make it on Sunday? There are two more walks this calendar year!

Western Suburbs - August 8, 2015
Chicago (Lincoln Park) - September 27, 2015

Find out MORE!
Volunteers Needed
LSI is looking for volunteers to help out at this Sunday's Northern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk!

If you're interested or want more information, contact Mary at or call 312-542-0002.
Lupus and Bone Health
Teleconference Presented by Dr. Robert Katz 

Thanks to Dr. Robert Katz for his outstanding presentation on Lupus and Bone Health!

The Teleconference was recorded and you can listen to the recording here.
I Fight for Lupus Because...
Join the fight!  Post your own "I fight for lupus because"
Dr. Ramsey Goldman & her team @NUFeinbergMed
Fight for Lupus!
Lupus Awareness Month Highlights 

Thanks to everyone who has contacted LSI for lupus awareness items and educational materials!

Here are a few highlights:
Bike the Drive is a HUGE success!

To all of the Bike the Drive participants this year!  Combined, this event brought in over $41,000 for LSI's programs and services.  Thank you to all of our Bike the Drive Lupus Charity Riders.

Dion Ervin and everyone at Hair in Motion for hosting the Lush Looks for Lupus Awareness Beauty and Fashion Show fundraiser on Sunday, May 17th.  Thanks to volunteer Kanefus Walker for representing the LSI at this event.
Callie's front page

14 year old Callie from Harrisburg set up a booth at the library and ended up on the cover ofthe local paper!  And got her class to dress in purple while on a trip to Washington DC! Way to go Callie!

Dr. Robert Katz's office displays posters and Lupus Awareness Month materials!  AND Dr. Katz is presenting on Lupus and Bone Health at the LSI's educational teleconference TONIGHT!

Dr. Nika from Rush University Medical Center will answer lupus questions on Facebook this Saturday!

Don't forget to let LSI know what you're doing!  You could be featured in the next e-Newsletter!

Contact Mary at or call her at 312-542-0002 for more.
Join LSI as we Fight for Lupus!
LSI has activities, flyers, posters, stickers and more to make this the best Lupus Awareness Month ever!

Take an "I fight for lupus because" selfie and post it to social media using the hashtag #LSILupusAwareness and you could win an excellent prize! (here's the sign)

And don't forget to let LSI know what you're doing!  You could be featured in the next Lupus Awareness Month e-Newsletter!

Contact Mary at or call her at 312-542-0002 for more.
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