eChronicleFebruary 2015
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March 29
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

April 3
Junior Board Night Out with the Chicago Bulls!

May 16
Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

May 24
MB Financial's Bike the Drive

May 31
Northern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

June 6
Spanish Language Educational Event

August 8
Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

September 27
Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk
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Our Mission
LSI promotes lupus awareness and complements the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.
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A Message from the President & CEO


I hope everyone is staying warm in this cold snap we're experiencing.  The snow, ice and wind make it difficult to imagine spring so I've included some photos that might jog your memory.



It's hard to imagine wanting to go on a walk now, but I'm sure in 3 months you'll be so glad you signed up for the lupus walk!  Registration is open for all 4 walks and if you register before March 15th, you'll receive an LSI wristband! 

7th Annual Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk (5/16/15)
8th Annual Northern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk (5/31/15)
10th Annual Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk (8/8/15)
15th Annual Chicago Lupus Walk - the oldest lupus walk in Illinois! (9/27/15)

Recently, you may have received news about a twilight walk on May 31st.  We want to make sure you understand this walk is not affiliated with the Lupus Society of Illinois but a national organization based in Washington, DC.

The LSI is the ONLY organization in Illinois dedicated to serving the lupus community.  Whether it's educational opportunities, health care professional outreach, support groups or personal assistance, the Lupus Society of Illinois is here to support you.

Since lupus progresses differently in each person living with it, the LSI's efforts are varied to meet the needs.  To illustrate how LSI makes a difference in the lupus community, we've added a new section to the eChronicle.  The "Impact: Lupus" section will highlight a specific situation where LSI provided support to our lupus community.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming educational events and hope you join our walk efforts.  The walks fund our mission related activities throughout the year - your support enables us to continue to provide excellent programs and services at no cost to those in need. 

Together we make a difference

Charles Brummell
Impact: Lupus
Making A Difference   
On Saturday, January 24th, Charles Brummell represented the LSI at the Victory Apostolic Church's "Health Fair Explosion, 2015."  Charles presented on lupus and the mission of the LSI. 

LSI's mission includes educating the public about lupus and the LSI will send team members, board members or trained volunteers to speaking engagements to achieve that mission.

In a thank you note, Evangelist Jeanette Krueger RN wrote:

"What Mr. Brummell shared helped to enlighten everyone in attendance, because very little is known about Lupus disease process.  Moreover, I do believe for those that are struggling with this disease will now know how to better care for themselves. Thanks."

Find out more about LSI's speaking engagements.
Educational Opportunities 
Thanks to everyone who attended the LSI's recent educational opportunities!

Preventing & Managing Infections Educational Teleconference
presented by Dr. James Curran on January 22, 2015.  Stay tuned for a transcript of this outstanding presentation!

8th Annual Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Seminar

Held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 on Chicago's South Side, this event is always a highlight.  This year, LSI hosted 3 presenters:

Suneel M. Udani, MD, MPH, FASN presented on Lupus Nephritis. 


Georgina Larios, Health Screenings Coordinator at Rush University Medical Center presented on Managing your Finances as Related to Medical Expenses.


And Celia Mimms, DDS, presented on Lupus & Oral Health.  

Thanks to all of our expert presenters for sharing their time and talent with the lupus community!

Save the Date
Coming in April - The Western Suburbs Educational Seminar
Coming in July - The Northwestern Suburbs Educational Coffee
June 6, 2015 - Latino Educational Event
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