January 2015


Serving Indiana



Is there an increased risk of infections in children with lupus?

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


2015 Lupus Insight Prize
The 2015 Lupus Insight Prize will be awarded to an outstanding investigator who has developed novel research in scientific domains relevant to lupus. By encouraging innovative research and recognizing those who are bringing lupus closer to a cure, the light at the end of the lupus tunnel is getting a littler closer. Read More

Upcoming Events

March 3, 2015

Walk to End Lupus Now™, Crown Point

Kick Off Dinner

Avalon Manor

Merrillville, Indiana

More details to come.

March 14, 2015

Chili Cook Off

Merrillville High School, Freshman Cafeteria

1-4 PM

Merrillville, Indiana
More details to come.

May 16, 2015

Walk to End Lupus Now™, Crown Point

Lake County


Crown Point, Indiana

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Support Groups
We are happy to offer 15 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: Winter Wellness
"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. Betsy Blazek-O'Neill explains how to stay healthy during the cold winter months through exercise, eating habits and stress management.

In case you missed her talk last month, visit the Ask the Experts page to listen to Dr. Blazek-O'Neill's presentation now.

Life Insurance with Lupus

It is possible to get life insurance if you have lupus. However, there may be some challenges you'll need to prepare for. Because life insurance coverage is specific to each individual's medical history, including lupus severity, coverage options and decisions will vary from individual to individual. LEARN MORE

Answer: Children with lupus have an increased risk of infections. This is
partly because the medications that treat lupus reduce the normal activity of the immune system. Also, lupus itself increases the risk for infections to occur. Visit our Get Answers page to learn more.

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