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OCTOBER 2013 

 

NEWSLETTER

Serving INDIANA

 
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Should I be following a specific diet or nutrition plan for my lupus? 

 Find out the answer below!

 

 

Thank You for a Successful 
Walk to End Lupus Now 2013!

 With a record number of pre-registered participants, beautiful weather, and the hard work and energy of all our volunteers, coordinators and sponsors, you have all made this year's Walk to End Lupus Now a successful and enjoyable event!

 

By the numbers: 

  • The largest number of lupus patients ever to participate in the walk: 226
  • A record number of teams: 195
  • A record number of participants: 1855
  • Money raised to date: $122,000
That said, we are just a BIT shy of our Walk fundraising goal of $130,000. The good news is it's NOT too late to donate. Actually if each participant would donate just $5, we'd surpass that goal! So, please, jump back on the walk page and help us make a great day even better. 

 

    

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, and a special thank you to all the teams who raised much needed funds for the Lupus Foundation of America's Indiana Chapter. The hard work you put in to organizing your teams and promoting the Walk is what the fight against lupus is all about. 

 

Check out all our photos from the Walk on our Facebook page! 



Upcoming Events

 The Health Insurance Marketplace
How will it impact lupus patients? 

 

SAVE THE DATE!


Volunteer Recognition Lunch
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 7
Embassy Suites Northwest Click here to RSVP

 

 

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Volunteer of the Year Awards

 

The Phyllis Simko Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a volunteer whose commitment and spirit of giving have furthered the mission of the Indiana Chapter of the Lupus Foundation.

 

Criteria for Nomination: 

  • The volunteer must have been involved with the Lupus Foundation for a minimum of one year.
  • The volunteer has provided services that go beyond normal expectations of the position.

To nominate a volunteer, an individual or group familiar with the volunteer's service to the Lupus Foundation 

submits a completed nomination form and packet to the Board of Directors Volunteer Recognition Committee. 

 

Download a copy of the 

NominationForm and Packet to get started!

 

The Health Insurance Marketplace offers coverage to many Americans who currently do not have health insurance, as well as provide protections for people who have chronic conditions such as lupus. The Health Insurance Marketplace provides a virtual exchange for insurance comparison. 

  

Not everyone will participate in the Marketplace.  However, if you are a person with lupus who wants to know more about the Health Insurance Marketplace as a health insurance option, the Lupus Foundation of America is here to support you.

 

The Marketplace is an important health insurance option for people with lupus to consider because people with pre-existing conditions can have access to insurance through the Marketplace.  Individuals can now apply for coverage online, by phone or with a paper application. 
 
 
 
You can also visit our website, www.lupus.org/indiana to learn more about the Marketplace and how it impacts lupus patients.

 

Programs & Support Services

 

Support Groups Update Meeting 
Schedules for the Holidays
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Several of our "Living With Lupus" support groups throughout Indiana will be adjusting their schedules in the next couple of months for the coming holidays. Valparaiso will meet Wednesday, November 13, and Indianapolis West will not meet in November. Valparaiso, and West Lafayette will not be meeting in December. Indianapolis West is moving its support group meeting to Wednesday, December 11. Indianapolis North is meeting the third Wednesay of November and December in Room 120 (instead of Room 125). 

Other changes: The Bloomington support group will now meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 - 8 p.m.; the

West Lafayette support group will now meet on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.


To see the full schedule of all our "Living With Lupus" support groups, visit our website.
 

 

Give the Gift of Hope

The LFA Indiana Chapter is the only organization in Indiana dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, patient education, and advocacy.
  
Today, more than ever, we need your support in meeting the needs of the lupus community. Click here to learn more about joining the fight.


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There is no special diet for lupus, despite numerous claims on the Internet and in various books and other publications.
 
However, one food for people with lupus to avoid is alfalfa. Alfalfa tablets have been associated with reports of a lupus-like syndrome or lupus flares. Find out more HERE.

 


  
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