Attention Peoria! You're invited to join us for the Lupus Awareness Month Proclamation at the City Council Meeting on May 28th. The meeting is at City Hall (419 Fulton St., Peoria, PeoriaIL). Doors open at 5:30 and the meeting begins at 6pm Questions? Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-542-0002.
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 sending an email to your friends and family about lupus to organizing a Lupus Awareness Day at your office. We encourage you to get creative as you raise awareness about this often misunderstood disease.
Please let us know what you're up to - you may inspire others in the lupus community to take action! Email email@example.com or call Mary at 312-648-6053.
June 1 Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk! Prairie State College, Chicago Heights 9am-Registration 10am-Walk steps off More and register
May 26, 2019 MB Financial's Bike the Drive Raise awareness about lupus and funds for the LSI's mission by participating in this quintessentially Chicago event! More and Register
May 28, 2019 Lupus Table - State Capital Thanks to Patricia Canessa, PhD, a table with lupus information will be in the rotunda of the Illinois Capital from 10am-2pm!
May 28, 2019 Peoria Proclamation Presentation Thanks to Melodi Green for facilitating the Lupus Awareness Month Proclamation in Peoria! The public is welcome at City Hall! Contact Mary for more information.
May 30, 2019 Spencer Crossing Elementary School Lupus Fundraiser for Team Gayla's Gang! May 30, 2019 4:30pm - 8:30pm Chicago Dough in New Lenox, IL There will be an amazing raffle and a percent of the buffet will be donated to LSI!
Increasing awareness about lupus comes in many forms. Thanks to everyone who creates awareness in their own community!
Plainfield Middle School Event
Spencer Middle School Presentation
Purple Skyline thanks to Bettie Carter!
Donna Emory at a health fair
Kay Mimms 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!
Tara & Josh Joseph Where: Prairie House Tavern What: Fundraiser benefiting LSI Around 50 people learned about lupus and raised funds for LSI. 25% of the proceeds from dinner will be donated to LSI!
Bettie Carter What: Buildings Go Purple on World Lupus Day Radio Interview Windy City Live
On May 10th, Bettie coordinated several buildings in downtown Chicago lighting up purple! see the pics here!
On May 5th Bettie was on 106.3FM Radio show between 2 and 3pm with AC Green talking about Lupus and the upcoming events. His radio show is heard mostly in all the states.
One May 7th, Bettie 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!
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. Every year, Mike and his sister Jenny, also a teacher, captain a team at an Illinois Lupus Walk. This year, they are the Walk Ambassadors for the Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk on June 1st. As team captains, Mike and Jenny host a fundraiser at Chicago Pizza Dough - this year's event is on May 30th (see above for details). Thanks Mike and Jenny!
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 Fox & her Lupus Awareness Table, Raffle, Giveaways, and Celebration! Walgreen's 11981 West 143rd Street Orland Park ILLINOIS 60462 (At the corner of 143rd Street & Will-Cook Road)
LSI Associate Board presents A Night with Jackie Fabulous! Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells Street Chicago, IL, 60610
2019 Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk
Thanks to everyone who came out for the 12th Annual Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk! Check out the photos here!
Share Your Pictures!
Post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LAM2019LSI or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Check out the Lupus Awareness Month photos on Flickr! (click image)
We promised BIG THINGS this Lupus Awareness Month - what's bigger than a new website!
Check out our awesome new site - still at www.lupusil.org - and let us know what you think!