June 2015


Serving Indiana



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Thank you to our National Walk™ Sponsor

Walk to End Lupus Now™, Indianapolis
Registration for the Indianapolis Walk is now open!  Click here to register and start  raising funds for lupus. 

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Plans for the Indianapolis Walk to End Lupus Now™ Kickoff Rally  are underway and we hope you'll plan on joining us! The Kickoff Rally will be on Thursday, July 30, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Basile Opera Center, 4011 N Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis 46205. 

We will equip you with valuable material, information and resources to help you in your fundraising efforts 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.

Sarah Lyttle will be treating us to a Laughter Yoga session!

A Tasteful Affair
A Tasteful Affair
Please join us for the fourth annual " A Tasteful Affair," a beer, wine and food tasting event to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter. Savor delectable dishes from local eateries while sampling fine wine and beer. Browse and bid at the silent and live auctions.  Thursday, June 25, 2015 * 6-9 p.m. The Mansion at Oak Hill   5801 E. 116th Street, Carmel, IN. $50 per person * $35 for lupus patient.  Must be 21 to enter.   Purchase Tickets

We're excited that Marianne Lyles (WTTV Channel 4) will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Ken LaRose (Butler University Associate Athletic Director for Development) returns this year as our auctioneer!

Some of the fabulous auction items to WOW bidders this year:

* Weeklong stay in cozy condo in Sante Fe, New Mexico
* RCI Resort vacation stay, weeklong
* Mountain getaway experience in Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate
* Wine and cheese tasting party for 14 guests at bidder's residence
* Buffet dinner for 6 and international liquors tasting party at the home of LFA Board Secretary, Joann Ingulli-Fattic
* Dinner for 10 at Giordano's River Edge and T-shirt, hat and coffee mug
* One night at Rising Star Casino Resort + golf for two; dinner buffet for two included with choice of lunch or breakfast for two at the River View Buffet (additional auction item available that excludes golf)
* Shoefly Public House downtown restaurant $75 gift certificate
* Golf package for 4 (excludes cart) at Broadmoor Country Club
* CBS Channel 4 "Tour of the News Station" 3-hour tour with opportunity to chat with Debbie Knox or Bob Donaldson and to spend some time with meteorologist Chris Wright, before witnessing the live evening 5 pm broadcast
* Magnum bottle of Meritage wine, 3-month wine club membership, and wine tasting for 2
* Ippolita earrings from Reis-Nichols Jewelers
* Sterling silver "X" earrings with small diamond in middle from Barrington Jewels
* Silver and purple bead bracelet from Alex and Ani
* Colts autographed football by Bjoern Werner
* Signed Butler University team basketball
* Autographed photo of Indiana University head football coach Kevin Wilson
* Vera Bradley overnight weekender bag
* Children's Museum: Tickets for family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
* Indiana Repertory Theater: 2 tickets to a performance*
*Does not include A Christmas Carol
* Rider's dome tent from Indy-West Harley Davidson
* Lupus-branded cornhole boards with bags
* Other treasures include tickets to area cultural attractions, spa services, apparel and home goods, sporting events, unique experiences and classes, photography sessions and discounts to local dining establishments.

New in 2015!  
Attendees may participate in an exciting Wine Cork Pull and 50/50 raffle as part of the evening's festivities. 
Upcoming Events

June 25, 2015

A Tasteful Affair

Mansion at Oak Hill

6:00 - 9:00PM

Carmel, Indiana

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July 25, 2015
'Purple for a Purpose' Youth Event
Park Tudor School
1:00 - 4:00PM
Indianapolis, IN 

July 25, 2015
Third-Party Fundraiser
Krazy Horse Krew's 4th Annual Rockin' Purple for Lupus Ride
The Elbow Room
Sign In: 10:00 - 11:45AM
Kickstands up at Noon
Kokomo, IN

July 30, 2015
Indy Walk Kick-off Rally
Basile Opera Center
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Indianapo lis, Indiana

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

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Support Groups

What to expect when you attend our lupus support group meetings...A warm and caring environment  where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones spend time with others impacted by this complicated 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.

'Purple for a Purpose' Youth Experience, July 25

 'Purple for a Purpose' Youth Experience is an event for children and teens ages 7-19 who have lupus or have a family member with lupus. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. 


This educational and fun event will be held on Sat., July 25, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

One-hour breakout sessions will be held with the following guest speakers:
* YOUTH WHO HAVE LUPUS - Kathleen O'Neil, MD, FAAP, FACR - Rheumatologist, Riley Hospital for Children
* YOUTH WHO HAVE FAMILY MEMBER WITH LUPUS - Michael Blakley, MD, FAAP, FACR - Rheumatologist, Riley Hospital for Children
* PARENTS OF YOUTH WHO HAVE LUPUS/HAVE PARENT WITH LUPUS - Kiana Johnson, PhD - Psychologist and CEO/Founder of The Childhood Lupus Education and Research Foundation

Attendees will also participate in an instructor-led canvas painting activity*! Light snacks will be provided.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Thur., July 23, and there is a $20 registration fee; however, the registration fee will be refunded at check-in. 

Park Tudor School
Middle School Media Center
7200 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis 46240

*Acrylic paints will be used but participants are welcome to bring a smock or old shirt

 For more event information, please contact Debbie Campbell at 800.948.8806 or

Dr. Elisabet Svenungsson: Antiphospholipid Syndrome & Lupus Anticoagulants 

"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, Elisabet Svenungsson from Karolinska University Hospital answered your questions about antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus anticoagulant.  



Did you miss the presentation? You can listen to it here. 

Answer: Lupus can develop in anyone, male or female, of any age, including children, teenagers and adults. Learn more.

Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter | 800.948.8806 | |
9302 N. Meridian St., Ste. 203
Indianapolis, IN 46260