Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk Lupus Awareness Month officially ended on the afternoon of June 1st - following the Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk! Thanks to everyone who turned out to support lupus awareness at our NEW location - Prairie State!
Thanks to Josh & Tara Joseph for hosting a Fundraiser benefiting LSI! Around 50 people learned about lupus and raised funds for LSI.
Buildings Go Purple on
On May 10th, Bettie Carter coordinated several buildings in downtown Chicago to light up purple! see the pics here!
RUSH Awareness Activities
The RUSH Lupus Clinic went all out again this year for Lupus Awareness Month! The event included staff and patients wearing purple, celebrating with a cake and posting photos to social media on top of providing educational materials.
Donna Emery made lupus awareness a priority by volunteering at health fairs, posting "I fight for lupus because" selfies and serving the lupus community - especially the southern suburbs and northwest Indiana!
Windy City Live
On May 7th, Bettie Carter and 34 people from the lupus community were in the audience for Windy City Live -- and Lupus Awareness Month was mentioned!
Middle School Presentation
On May 3rd LSI joined Dr. Meenakshi Jolly for a presentation to middle school children in Plainfield! Thanks to Middle School student, Nia, for making this happen!
In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, LSI launched a BRAND NEW WEBSITE!
Lupus Charity Runners Team in the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K!
Congratulations to our runners who raised awareness and funds for the LSI on May 19, 2019! For more information on Lupus Charity Runners click here.
Meaghan set up a table at Walgreen's in Orland Park and hosted an awareness table, raffle, giveaways and celebration! Several hundred people learned about lupus - and had fun, too!
LSI Associate Board presents A Night with Jackie Fabulous!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support LSI at this fun event! Together, the event brought in over $1,000!
Lupus Fact of the Day
Every day, LSI posted a lupus fact of the day to social media - resulting in over 80,000 impressions!
Kay Mimms, author of Fighting Lupus Battles: Hope for a Cure, has blitzed her community with lupus information! Some of the activities Kay, with assistance from Dr. Patricia Canessa, has coordinated include a posting at Northwestern's University Intercampus Network, reaching 2,000 people, distributed lupus materials at New Faith Baptist Church in Matteson, Beardstown African Traditional Baptist Church and Trinity United Church of Christ - to name just a few. Thank you Kay and Patricia for all of your hard work!
Lupus Awareness Event at Northwestern
Every year, in collaboration with the LSI, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine engages several communities in educational events to increase lupus awareness and provide a forum for patients to voluntarily share their experiences with this disease management and care.
Dr. Juan Schmukler presented at this years event. He talked about lupus and cultural differences.
Mike Rakoczy's 6th Grade Lupus Education Event
On May 10th, LSI spoke at Spencer Crossing Elementary School in New Lenox, IL. About 150 students heard about lupus and asked some terrific questions about the disease. Mike is a teacher and his commitment to lupus runs deep - his mother Gayla passed away from the disease.
Share Your Pictures!
Post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LAM2019LSI or email email@example.com!
Increasing awareness about lupus comes in many forms. Thanks to everyone who creates awareness in their own community!
Together we make a difference!
Lupus Awareness Month 2019 has been a HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone for making the most of this opportunity to educate the public about lupus!
Please let us know what you did! Send any pictures of Lupus Awareness Month stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary at 312-648-6053.
See below for highlights from Lupus Awareness Month 2019!