A Letter from the President

Dear Friend,

Can you believe Monday is Labor day?  Wow, did summer go fast!
The best thing about September (imho) is the Chicago Lupus Walk!  Our largest and longest standing event is taking place this year on September 22, 2019.  

Registration is open and includes an official 2019 Illinois Lupus Walk tshirt!

We have some fantastic fundraising incentive prizes this year, too.   Check them out here.

Support for the Illinois Lupus Walks enable LSI to continue hosting our life-saving programs and services.  We have 2 educational programs coming up – free and open to the public.

First on September 24th is our Pregnancy & Lupus Webinar presented by Dr. Zineb Aouhab.  Dr. Aouhab is an excellent presenter and has presented for us several times in the past.  The Webinar will be recorded and posted to our website for future reference. Registration is required to receive login instructions.

Our second educational event is the 3rd Annual Rush Lupus Clinic & LSI Educational Event on October 26th at Rush University Medical Center’s Searle Conference Center.  Like previous years, this event will include multiple topics, including a talk on lupus nephritis and will include time for participants to network throughout the event.  Registration is requested  - and you can do so here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Western Suburbs Lupus Walk on August 10th!  It was a great day and so many showed up to support the LSI and promote lupus awareness.  You can see pictures from the day here.

We hope to see you at an event coming up soon! 

Together, we make a difference!

Mary Dollear, President, Lupus Society of Illinois

August 2019

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Fatigue & Lupus

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How does someone manage fatigue?  Finding strategies that work for you and for lupus patients in general is the purpose of the Lupus Intervention Fatigue Trial (LIFT).  

Study of Omega-3 Replacement with Krill Oil in Treatment of SLE 

The Study is a 24 week randomized, double-blind controlled multicenter study followed by an open label extension treatment for another 24 weeks. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the correction of the omega-3 deficiency may reduce disease activity in SLE patients.

For more information, download the flyer here.

Lupus & Pregnancy Webinar

Doctors once advised women with lupus not to get pregnant due to the potential risks to mother and baby. But while pregnancy with lupus still carries its own set of risks, most women with lupus can safely become pregnant and have healthy babies.

If you have lupus and are thinking about getting pregnant, this presentation is for you!  

RUSH Lupus Clinic & LSI Educational Event

For the 3rd year, join us for this insightful educational event featuring experts from RUSH University Medical Center and the team at the RUSH Lupus Clinic.  Registration is requested.

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Western Suburbs Walk Ambassador
Courtney Wulf

“My goal is to increase awareness about lupus, especially to newly diagnosed patients,” Courtney says. Her priority is newly diagnosed patients, “My hope is to provide newly diagnosed patients the information and support I didn’t receive.”

2019 Western Suburbs Walk Photos

How much fun with the Western Suburbs Lupus Walk?

Take a look at the photos!    

LSI started a program on CANTV.  CAN TV is an independent nonprofit established in 1983 as the public’s space on cable television free of commercials, filters, and censors.

There are 5 local channels for metro chicago 19, 21, 27, 36 & 42.  Or you can watch episodes on our YouTube channel.

Support Groups

A support group is run by and for people with a common life condition and comprised of people willing to talk freely and to trust openly in the good will of other group members. A support group provides a source of information, a place to be yourself and is open to the public.

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Running the Chicago Marathon?  Join Lupus Charity Runners!  We have an outstanding program that gets you across the finish line WHILE raising awareness about lupus!  Find out more about our team by contacting Liz at liz@lupusil.org or call her at 312-542-0006.

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