A Letter from the President
I hope this email finds you well and safe.
LSI started a printed newsletter - The Butterfly Effect - that will be published 3 times a year. The newsletter will be mailed directly to members and donors and past issues will be posted when the current issue is mailed.
The Spring Edition is available online by clicking on the image or here.
Our Western Suburbs Lupus Walk was August 12th and it was a beautiful day! Three hundred participants came out and raised about $40,000 toward our mission! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make this such a special day.
Our Chicago Walk is shaping up to be amazing. There's still plenty of time to register and get in on the fun. Get your team together and make a day of it - Lincoln Park is a great place to spend a day - and the LSI is a great organization to support!
LSI is able to achieve its mission thanks to the success of the Illinois Lupus Walks. We hope to see you on September 30th!
Make sure to read the excellent essay by Madeline Handley who provides terrific insights into making the transition to college while living with lupus. This is the first of a series of stories.
LSI's Facebook Live series continues. Join us for a Facebook Live event with Chicago's Lupus Walk Ambassador Viktoria Baldo. You can also watch our past Facebook Live events here.
Also in this newsletter, see the special support group meeting coming up on September 9th, an Associate Board Meeting on September 20th, photos from two Health Fairs over the summer and a link to photos from the Western Suburbs Lupus Walk!
We are still looking for your memories! As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we want to hear from you! Take a moment to share your recollections with us online here or post it on social media using #LSI50!
In 50 years, we've come so far. Together, we've made a difference.