May is Lupus Awareness Month. Visit the calendar section to stay informed of this month's happenings.
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May 2015
Mark your calendars for these great events
Kicking into high gear in honor of Lupus Awareness Month
To read the proclamation, click here.
To kick off Lupus Awareness Month, we are proud to announce that  Mayor Betsy Hodges has proclaimed May 2015 as Lupus Awareness Month in the City of the Minneapolis

And awareness continues to build. The Four Seasons Curling Club hosted its second annual Lupus 'Spiel event May 1-3. The event not only raised over $25,000, but garnered increased awareness when FOX 9 reporter Leah Beno visited Fogerty Arena to cover this story on curling for a cause
2015 Lupus 'Spiel Participants (Photo Courtesy of Rich Harmer)
Lupus Awareness Month has started out strong, and it will continue to build a clear presence throughout our community with the additional events we have planned. Check out the calendar listing below. For more information, including registration details, simply click on the accompanying links. 

Everyone at LFM is excited to have so much happening in honor of Lupus Awareness Month, but we need your help to  educate and raise awareness of this disease. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily lupus facts and share them to spread awareness.  Or contribute to our #LupusIs campaign and share what lupus means to you. Remember to upload your picture, tag @lupusmn, and include the hashtag.

Thank you for being part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of lupus!

Noon Friday to Noon Saturday
Friday-Saturday, May 8-9

Tune in to KFAN Radio (100.3 FM) or via iHeartRadio to hear Cory "Sludge" Cove of the Power Trip Morning Show as he broadcasts for 24 hours straight to raise funds and lupus awareness. Joined by a host of celebrity friends and KFAN personalities, Cory will be playing recorded stories from folks affected by lupus, offering up donation incentives, auctioning off sports memorabilia and experiences, and having fun.

Saturday, May 9

Join 2013 Lupus Ambassador Chris Cronick and her fellow instructor Maria Rice for a charity spinning session benefiting LFM. 
Surge Cycling, 5601 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park
Bike for Butterflies organizer and 2013 Lupus Ambassador Chris Cronick



Monday, May 11

If you have lupus, join certified Alexander Technique instructor Erin Thompson as she focuses on ways to increase energy, vitality, and mobility to help you enjoy your daily activities. Free, but pre-registration required.
Oakdale Center, 7200 Hudson Blvd. N., #200, Oakdale
2015 LFM Research Grant Recipient
2015 LFM Research Grant Recipient 
Dr. Emily Gillespie

Thursday, May 14

Learn about the relationship between lupus and women, particularly African-American women. Dr. Gillespie is a 2015 lupus research grant recipient. Free, but pre-registration required.
Online via your computer from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17

LFM is proud to be a charity partner of the Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) and their annual event. Enjoy 100,000 square feet of comic book action, over 250 guest creators, a super huge marketplace with dealers from all over sector 2814. Stop by the LFM table to say hello!
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul




Wednesday, May 20

Join acupuncturist Amy Schroeder for a free acupuncture session to reduce the pain and inflammation you may experience living with lupus and learn why you might consider this practice. Free, but pre-registration required.
Apple Valley Center, 14200 Cedar Avenue, Apple Valley
Wednesdays, May 27-July 1

Learn how you can lessen the impact of fatigue on your life with this online, six-week fatigue management program with registered occupational therapist Arianna Thome. Free, but pre-registration required.
Online via your computer from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
The Atrium Suite 135
2626 East 82nd Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 952-746-5151
Toll-Free: 1-800-645-1131
Email: info@lupusmn.org
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