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Dear Friend,

The health and well being of the lupus community is of primary importance to us.  Because of COVID-19 and our commitment to serving you, the LSI is cancelling or postponing in-person activities through April, 2020.  

This includes support groups, health fairs, the LSI Associate Board's Dinner Dance and the May 2, 2020 Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk.

The LSI Associate Board Dinner Dance has been moved to June 5, 2020.  

We are thinking outside of the box in how to provide you the support you need during this challenging time.  We will be communicating with Support Group Leaders and other stakeholders to find solutions.  We invite you to forward suggestions you may have as well to

It's important for you to know that like many offices, the LSI team is working from home.  We are available by phone or email - our contact information is:

Mary Dollear,, (312) 648-6053
Charles Brummell,, (312) 542-0007
Taurean Jackson,, (312) 542-0004

We will continue to update you on opportunities.  Please contact us with your questions and concerns.  We are here to give you the most up to date information.

Together we'll get through this.  Together we make a difference.

Mary Dollear, President, Lupus Society of Illinois 

Quick Links

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If you have questions, please contact us at 312-542-0002 or

Medicare Coronavirus Information

Read the Illinois Executive Order on COVID-19

Medicare expands telehealth for Coronavirus

Read Dr. Robert Katz's article on Lupus & COVID-19

Get the latest on Coronavirus information from the CDC

Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 information

Associate Board

Steppin' Out for Lupus Dinner Dance

The LSI Associate Board is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the LSI's mission!  It promises to be an eventful night with live music, educational speakers and a silent auction!

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 6:30 PM CDT  to 11:30 PM CDT

Educational Opportunities

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Illinois Lupus Walks

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Lupus Charity Runners

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Research Opportunities

Lupus Intervention Fatigue Trial

If you have lupus and suffer from low energy or you feel tired often, you may qualify for the Lupus Intervention Fatigue Trial (LIFT) – a study being done to test two treatment programs to help people with lupus better manage their fatigue.

For more information, download the flyer here


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.


Our Mission

LSI promotes lupus awareness and complements the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.

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