A Message from the President & CEO
I hope everyone had a safe and festive holiday weekend. The weather certainly cooperated!
Today we invite you to PUSH CONGRESS FOR A CURE. as a coalition member of the Lupus Research Institute, we join forces on national advocacy initiatives. Today, we invite you to tell your legislator to vote "YES" for 21st Century Cures Act H.R. 6!
Summer can be a challenging time for people with sun sensitivity. An estimated 40-70% of people with lupus are sensitive to the sun's UV rays. This edition of the eChronicle provides tips on how to manage your exposure to the sun - helping you get the most out of the summer months.
LSI hosts educational teleconferences to enable everyone in Illinois to benefit from expert presenters on lupus-related topics. In May, LSI began archiving the recordings from these teleconferences. The first archived was Dr. Robert Katz's presentation on Lupus & Bone Health.
Our next teleconference is on Lupus and Disability and will be presented by Disability Attorney Jeff Rabin - a longtime supporter of the LSI who has fought for the lupus communities rights for years. Registration is free and required. For more information or to register, click here.
LSI is working hard to make sure we continue to meet the needs of the lupus community. Below you'll see a thank you letter from a recipient of the Living with Lupus Grant. Navigator's Corner includes information on some of the requests we've received. We hope if you ever have the need, you'll reach out to us. We are here to serve you - our lupus community.
We are only able support you thanks to donation and fundraising events like the Illinois Lupus Walks. The Southern and Northern Suburbs Lupus Walks were wonderfully successful!
We hope you'll support us at the Western Suburbs Lupus Walk on August 8th or the Chicago Lupus Walk on September 27th. These fundraisers not only enable us to provide all of our programs and services at no cost, Walks are also a terrific way to come together as a community and join voices. We hope to see you there.
Together we make a difference.