February 2015


Serving Indiana



Should people with lupus stop eating red meat?

Walk to End Lupus Now™, Crown Point

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The Walk to End Lupus Now™, is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, and occurs in cities across the nation to increase lupus awareness and to raise critically needed funds for local support services and vital research for a cure. 

People like you are now becoming aware of how devastating lupus can be and here is your chance to help. Join the fight so we can solve the cruel impact of this disease in our lifetime.

Remember, it's more fun to walk together! Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a team! It's a great way to fundraise and support the Lupus Foundation of America's movement to Solve the Cruel Mystery of Lupus.  READ MORE


Walk to End Lupus Now™, Crown Point
Kickoff Dinner
With the Walk to End Lupus Now™ event right around the corner, it is time to get focused. Come out to our Kickoff party on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:00 PM to do just that. Dinner included for a small fee of $6 per person.
We will equip you with valuable material and resources that you may need during this Walk Season.

You will hear from Top Fundraisers and Team Captains on how they've gotten to where they are. This is also a great opportunity to bring people who are unfamiliar with lupus or the Walk to find out more.

Come to...
 ... mix & mingle with your fellow walkers and teams.
... share fundraising ideas and get new tips.
... get equipped with Walk promotional materials.
... learn how you can make a difference in your community.

Registration DEADLINE Feb 23.
Upcoming Events

March 3, 2015

Walk to End Lupus Now™, Crown Point

Kick Off Dinner

Avalon Manor

Merrillville, Indiana

Register Here

March 14, 2015

Chili Cook Off

Merrillville High School, Freshman Cafeteria

1-4 PM

Merrillville, Indiana

May 16, 2015

Walk to End Lupus Now™, Crown Point

Lake County


Crown Point, Indiana

Register Here

June 25, 2015
A Tasteful Affair 
Mansion at Oak Hill
Carmel, Indiana
More to Come

Sept 26, 2015
Walk to End Lupus Now™, Indianapolis
Southeastway Park
Indianapolis, Indiana
More to Come

Update: Support Groups

We want to make you aware of changes to the LFA support group in Fort Wayne. The support group will now meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 PM at Come2Go Ministries, 323 W. Baker St., Fort Wayne 46802. We also have a new facilitator joining the group. Beverly Irvin previously led an LFA support group in North Carolina and we're happy to have her joining our Chapter in providing support to lupus patients and their families. Beverly can be contacted at Laura Larry will continue to co-facilitate the group with Beverly.

We are happy to offer 14 support groups throughout the state. Lupus support groups provide an opportunity to spend time with others impacted by the disease. Sharing experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with lupus helps members develop coping strategies to reduce the stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness.  We hope you'll attend a support group meeting soon. Click here to see all Indiana locations and details about each group.
Ask the Experts: Exercise and Lupus

"Ask the Experts" is a series of educational talks and presentations on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. This month, Dr. Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L, answered 15 questions about exercise and lupus.

If you missed Dr. Breland's presentation last month, you can listen to it in its entirety using the link below.

Jessica and Jen: A Friendship Strengthened by Disease 

When Jessica Molon was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, she found inspiration in her friend and former roommate, Jen Strom, who has been living with lupus for more than four years. Instead of asking for gifts for her birthday last year, Jessica set up a Lupus Foundation of America Page of Hope so her loved ones could honor the friend who has stuck by her. This is their story. LEARN MORE

Answer: There's no scientific evidence that avoiding red meat will have an effect on lupus. Learn More

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Indianapolis, IN 46260