February 2020

A Letter from the President

Dear Friend,

Can you believe February is almost over?  Time is flying by - which means that we are that much closer to the Illinois Lupus Walks!

The Illinois Lupus Walk is a great way to increase lupus awareness in your community.  The Walks are also LSI’s primary fundraiser- enabling us to provide educational events, individual peer support and personal support at no cost to the lupus community.

We have three Lupus Walks this year – we hope to see you at one. Registration is open now:

Lupus Walks enable the LSI to continue our important work in Illinois' lupus community - like the upcoming FREE Educational Webinar!

Don't miss Social Security Disability: Change and Confusion featuring presenter Attorney Jeff Rabin.  The Webinar will take place on April 28, 2020.  Registration is required - read more about the presentation and register here.

We work hard every day to make lives better.  With a staff of 3 and hundreds of volunteers we are able to provide personal support to people who need it.  
Together we make a difference.

Mary Dollear

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Join your lupus family at one of the Illinois Lupus Walks!  Show support for your friends and family who battle this disease every day.  Living with an unpredictable disease like lupus can be isolating.  Joining in the Illinois Lupus Walk and proudly showing up as a part of the lupus family is inspiring to everyone! 

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FREE Educational Webinar

During this “non-legal” presentation Attorney Jeff Rabin explains the different Social Security disability law and programs, reviews how Social Security analyzes claims and how to prepare so that the strongest case possible is made to the Social Security Administration.  MORE

GSK announces positive headline results in phase 3 study of Benlysta in patients with lupus nephritis

GSK today announced positive headline results for intravenous (IV) Benlysta (belimumab) in the largest controlled phase 3 study in active lupus nephritis (LN), an inflammation of the kidneys caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which can lead to end-stage kidney disease.


We're With You Every Step!

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 Mary at mary@lupusil.org or call her at 312-542-0002.

LSI Associate Board Dinner Dance 

Fundraiser, Dinner & Dance on April 24, 2020!

An eventful night with live music, educational speakers and silent auction

Team Gayla's Gang

Fatigue & Lupus

A major problem for people living with lupus is fatigue – chronic debilitating fatigue that significantly decreases quality of life and increases the risk of work disability.

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).  


RUSH Lupus Study

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.

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