A Message from the President & CEO
Lupus Awareness Month is upon us. If you haven't already I encourage you to take a look at the materials and opportunities available to you. We have stickers and flyers, posters and wristbands, ideas and opportunities. Our Illinois Lupus Walks are a terrific way to make a statement for your support of lupus awareness.
A new opportunity this year is the "I fight for lupus because" social media campaign. It only takes about 5 minutes but the reach can be huge. We ask that you complete the sentence "I fight for lupus because" and post a photo of you holding up your answer to social media using the hashtag #LSILupusAwareness.
It's fun and easy and we even have a downloadable sign for you to use. All participants will be up for a prize at the end of the month.
We're also planning to reach 1,000 "Likes" on Facebook this month, so if you haven't "Liked" us yet, now is the time!
Another option for Lupus Awareness Month is joining Lupus Charity Bikers for MB Financial's Bike the Drive. For the 2nd year, LSI will have a team and we've grown every year! Bike the Drive is on May 24th this year.
We are constantly looking at new and better ways to reach our constituents. In this edition of the eChronicle you'll read about our Healthcare Professional Outreach efforts. There is one training remaining and it was a location solicited by LSI.
We also have information about what some of our constituents are doing to raise awareness in their communities. Whatever you do to recognize Lupus Awareness Month, we hope you'll share your activities with us.
Together we make a difference,