Happy Holidays!

Yes, the Holidays are here! Hanukkah begins this weekend and Christmas is not far behind – then it is 2019.

The holidays are known as the season of giving – and we hope you will remember LSI. 

We hope you remember that LSI is the only organization catering to the lupus community in Illinois.  We provide assistance to anyone with a lupus-related concern.

We hope you remember that LSI provides financial assistance for lupus-related medical expenses to those in need.

We hope you remember that LSI provides all of our mission related activities at no cost to participants.

And we hope you remember that LSI is here for you too, if you need us.

Our goal is to improve lives.  We are only able to do that with your support.

Please consider making a year-end donation to the LSI.

As we look back at our year here at LSI we recognize our accomplishments – successful educational events, increased lupus awareness and continuing support opportunities – and we keep an eye on the future.  We have some exciting things planned for 2019 and we look forward to sharing them with you.

The newsletter below has information on past events, upcoming events and the results of our support of Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Goldman's research.  

We are expanding and it is all thanks to you – our supporters.  

Together we make a difference.

Mary Dollear

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The Lupus Patient Educational Event at Rush Wrap Up

On November 3, 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Lupus Patient Educational Event at Rush.  The event included three presentations and time for the lupus community to network.  Special thanks to the Rush Lupus Clinic - especially Dr. Meenakshi Jolly.

Download the presentations below.


LSI Supported Poster Presented at American Public Health Association Meeting!

LSI supported Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Goldman's research and earlier this month the poster was presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting.  The poster, titled "Engaging African-American Females with Lupus in Community Focus Groups" was selected from a large number of excellent submittals and was judged to be of high quality and interest.

Attending the conference are Karen Mancera Cuevas, MS, MPH, CHES who works with Dr. Ramsey Goldman as the Associate Director, Research Projects, Gina Curry, MBA and Jen Brown, MPH, both of the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) who worked on the project.

Thanks to your support, the LSI is able to partner on important projects like this one!


Congratulations to Lakeshore Recycling Systems on being Awarded the Better Business Bureau's Prestigious 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), a long time supporter of the LSI, was awarded the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.  

The Torch Award is the most prestigious award the BBB can present and LRS is the first waste services company to receive the honor.  

Congratulations to our friends at LRS! 

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!

Vote for your favorites here!  Contact Liz Guzman with questions.

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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