Dear Friend,

Happy (almost) New Year!

2019 – we are ready for you!

LSI already has events planned for 2019 – the 13th Annual Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Event is open for registration.  We'll have presentations from a Laughologist and an Aromatherapist – in keeping with our goal of providing information to help YOU live well with lupus.

Also, really big news, the 2019 Illinois Lupus Walks are up and running!  You can register today and get started raising awareness and funds.  We have some new incentive prizes (stay tuned for that announcement soon) and new plans for team captains.  You definitely don't want to miss the 2019 walks.

We also published the winners of the 2018 Hit Me With Your Best Shot photo contest!  You'll see the winners below and on many of our marketing materials! Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo and voted. This popular contest will be back in 2019!

Walks are a great fundraiser but they are also a terrific opportunity to increase lupus awareness.  Every walk has an ambassador.  Walk ambassadors share their story with the world in hopes of educating the public about lupus.  In a world where so many don't understand this complex disease, this is incredibly brave. We'll be announcing the 2019 Lupus Walk Ambassadors in the coming weeks.

We have announced the first recipient of the LSI Butterfly Hero Award – Kay Mimms!  If you've been to an LSI event, you've probably met Kay and her husband Cecil.  There is neither a more dedicated volunteer – nor a more deserving one – in the lupus community.  We'll be announcing future recipeints of the Butterfly Hero Award – and you can nominate someone you know – here.

LSI also celebrated our Support Group leaders at a luncheon!  Our Support Group leaders dedicate so much of their time and talent to our mission - we are so grateful to recognize them. 

This year, we are an official charity for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon!  If you've ever wanted to join Lupus Charity Runners but thought a full marathon was too much – this event is for you!  See below for more information on the half marathon, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Finally, as we look to 2019, we want to thank YOU for all you have done.  Without you, LSI would not be able to provide the outstanding programs and services to our constituents.  Thank you!

There are still a few days left to make a tax-deductible gift to the LSI.  We hope you'll continue to support our important work in Illinois.

And we look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Happy Holidays!


Our Suite # has changed to:
411 S. Wells
Suite 503
Chicago, IL 60607

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Our Mission 

The Lupus Society of Illinois promotes lupus awareness and complements the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.

Registration is Open for the 13th Annual Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Event!

Join us for this FREE educational seminar with three sessions covering different topics providing information critical to living with lupus.  

The purpose of the Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Event is to provide information and resources to people living with lupus and those that care for them.

Register today!

Support Group Leader Luncheon

On December 1, 2018, LSI hosted a Support Group Leader Luncheon at Maggiano's in Oak Brook, IL.  

The event was in honor of Robertha McNeil and Kanefus Walker for their outstanding work as support group leaders and their efforts with African American Outreach.

The luncheon was one small way LSI says 'THANK YOU' to our outstanding support group leaders - and honor Robertha and Kanefus for their hard work!

Illinois Lupus Walks are OPEN!

Join us for the 2019 Illinois Lupus Walks!  The lupus community is looking forward to seeing you there!

Hit me with your best shot contest winners!

LSI's Walk Photo Contest winners are BIG news!  Participants shared their favorite 2018 Illinois Lupus Walk photos and the lupus community voted!

The winners are...

Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk Winner!

Western Suburbs Lupus Walk Winner!

Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk Winner!

Chicago Lupus Walk Winner!

New This Year!

Join the inaugural Lupus Charity Runners team in the Chicago Half Marathon!  

Find out more or sign up today!

2019 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is one of Chicago's best running celebrations! The Chicago tradition continues the St. Patrick's Day celebration and kicks off the spring running season in Chicago.

Join Lupus Charity Runners for this fun, 8K event taking place on Sunday, March 24, 2019!  Find out more and register here.

Claim your spot in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

LSI has guaranteed spots in the 2019 Chicago Marathon. We offer benefits to help you achieve your goal while raising awareness and funds for the LSI.

Find out more and claim your spot here.

Lupus Society of Illinois
411 S Wells St, Ste 503 | Chicago, Illinois 60607
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