I hope you are enjoying summer - it is hard to believe that we are inching closer and closer to autumn! LSI has had a busy summer - preparing for the Lupus Walks coming up in Naperville and Chicago.

This year, we are also working with a group of volunteers on the Inaugural Debbie Medlin Memorial Golf Outing.  Debbie Medlin was a wife, mother, sister, best friend, educator and mentor.  She lost her battle with lupus on November 9, 2017.  This event honors Debbie’s memory and is a testament to her lasting legacy of courage, kindness, giving, sharing, thoughtfulness and inspiration.  Funds raised through this event will go towards supporting the Illinois lupus community and increasing awareness about lupus.

You can find out more about the event and purchase tickets here.  If you'd like to join the committee, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Events like our Illinois Lupus Walks and the Debbie Medlin Memorial Golf Outing help make the activities you'll read about below possible.  Our educational opportunities, financial assistance and awareness activities are only available thanks to the success of these events.  We hope to see you soon!

Together we make a difference.

Mary Dollear, President, Lupus Society of Illinois

Our Suite # has changed to:

411 S. Wells
Suite 503
Chicago, IL 60607

Lupus Walks
July Support Groups
Upcoming Events
Programs & Services

Hit Us With Your Best Shot!

LSI's Walk Photo Contest is BIG news!  Share your favorite 2018 Illinois Lupus Walk photos with us and the photo with the most likes will be featured in LSI's 2019 Illinois Lupus Walk advertising!

Contact Liz Guzman with questions.

Online Raffle - Supporting the LSI

Enter for a chance to win!  Raffle runs June 27th-August 30th!

Winners are selected on August 31st and notified by September 4th.

Need not be present to win.  Purchase tickets today!

Spanish Language Educational Event - Viviendo con Lupus

On June 26, 2018, LSI presented its annual Spanish Language Educational Event at Casa Michoacán in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.  The speaker was Dr. Juan Scmukler. 

Dr. Schmukler is currently a Fellow at Rush and is completing his training to become a Rheumatologist.  He graduates on June 30th. He will transition to working at Mt Sinai and Holy Cross.   As a native Spanish speaker, He has a special interest in the Spanish-speaking community and their unique needs. His main interests lie in clinical rheumatology and in working with underserved populations.

Thanks to Dr. Schmukler, Dr. Patricia Canessa

Download the presentation here.

Robertha McNeil & TUCC Support Group Event

Thank you to TUCC Support Group leader Robertha McNeil on hosting a special meeting on Saturday, June 23rd.  The Support Group Meeting included a presentation by Dr. Rita McGuire who shared her knowledge and expertise on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

If you are interested in joining or starting a Lupus Support Group, please contact Taurean Jackson at 312-542-0002 or email at

LSI's Dr. Meenakshi Jolly Featured in Web MD Article

LSI's Medical Advisory Board Member, Dr. Meenakshi Jolly, is a featured expert in a new WebMD article, "Fighting Lupus Fatigue and Boosting Energy."

You can read the article in its entirety here.

Jump for Joy!
The Illinois Lupus Walks are OPEN!

LSI has 2 Lupus Walks coming up!  Walks are a great opportunity to raise awareness about lupus and raise funds for the LSI to continue to provide free support services to the lupus community! 

Every registered walker gets an official 2018 Lupus Walk tshirt and a fundraising page to promote lupus and raise funds!  We have terrific incentive prizes for participants raising money, too. 

If you haven't been to an Illinois Lupus Walk, you are missing out on a great opportunity to meet others in the lupus community - a group of people who understand what lupus is! 

Running the Chicago Marathon?  Join Lupus Charity Runners!

If you're already running the Chicago Marathon, why not run it for us!

There's no fundraising minimum and you'll get the support of the LSI and an entire team of Lupus Charity Runners!

Funds raised through the Lupus Charity Runners supports programs, services and research for Illinois’ lupus community!

Click here for more.

Congratulations to Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

LSI's Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman to receive the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine. 
Dr. Ramsey-Goldman was honored on Wednesday, June 6 with the award presentation and then a short talk by Dr. Ramsey-Goldman, followed by questions and answers. LSI's CEO, Charles Brummell, attended the ceremony.

Congratulations to Dr. Ramsey-Goldman!

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