October 1, 2013
NEWSLETTER
 

It doesn't matter if you're a high school teacher, a nuclear physicist or a professional soccer player. If you're living with lupus, it takes something extra to succeed at work while managing your symptoms. Read stories from other people battling lupus and how they learned to live with lupus while thriving in their careers. 
 

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

Check Out Our New Website!

 

We are very excited to share that the Lupus Foundation of America and the Heartland Chapter have launched our new "answer-rich" website. The site is purpose-designed to swiftly give people affected by lupus, their families and friends, caregivers and those who think they may have lupus, the critical, authoritative answers and information they need.

Among the many new features, visitors will find:

  • Q&A formats that group information by audience 
  • Articles that can be shared via social media or email 
  • Navigation that provides related articles, news and videos based on personal interest 
  • Information that can be filtered by topic 
  • Programs, events and services available across our national network

We hope you will explore the Lupus Foundation of America's powerful new information portal at lfaheartland.org and help spread the word about our new site. The Foundation's website is the authoritative lupus information Internet resource used by more than four million people last year alone, and we know our new portal, which was restructured based on feedback we received from our constituents, will continue serving this role for all people affected by lupus now and in the years ahead. CLICK HERE to read the press release highlighting our new site in more detail. As always, we appreciate all of your support!

MYSTERY BOOK SIGNING

Book Signing & Reading
with Author Elaine Viets
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Reception

Thursday, November 7 , 2013
6:00-7:30 pm

Left Bank Books

321 North 10th Street,

Downtown St. Louis

 

Join the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter as we host a special event featuring author Elaine Viets. Elaine will be reading an excerpt from Fixing to Die, the newest novel in her St. Louis Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper series and autographing copies of the book.

 

The cost to attend is $15 and includes a copy of the book, a wine, cheese and chocolate reception, book reading and complimentary gift wrapping. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to purchase an autographed book, the cost is $12.  

 

CLICK HERE for more information or to purchase tickets. 

 

Special Thanks to Left Bank Books 10% of ALL purchases made in the store during this event will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America.

 
 

Health Advocacy Forum

Saturday, November 2, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

St. Louis University, Learning Resource Center

Auditorium C

3544 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, MO 63104

 

YOU have the power to inspire and persuade others to effect change. This multi-topic forum will focus on empowering individuals to advocate for themselves on a social and political level to overcome health barriers and raise awareness of lupus. Special thanks to our partner, Paraquad, a disability and advocacy organization.

 

This is a free event and includes a continental breakfast. 
 
 

CLICK HERE for the list of speakers and topics.
Registration is required.

 REGISTER TODAY 

or call us at 314-644-2222 or 800-958-7876

Parking information will be provided upon registration 

Ask the Experts: Teleconference Series
  
Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home. Participate in several or just the one that most interests you.  
  
  
  
Next Teleconfernce
Alternative & Complementary Therapies
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, CCD
Arthritis and Pain Associates of PG County

To Register, CLICK HERE

Register by Tuesday, November 5th.

 
Walk KANSAS CITY WALK TO END LUPUS NOW

 

THANK YOU Kansas City for an amazing Walk To End Lupus Now on August 24, 2013.  We had over 400 people in attendance and raised $17,000 to support our mission to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. Still want to raise money to support the KC Walk?  It is not too late!
  

SAVE THE DATE! 2014 WALK TO END LUPUS NOW
™ 

 

April, 26, 2014

ROLLA, MO - COMMUNITY WALK
Lion's Club Park - Shelter #14
Volunteer Event Coordinator: Jessica Curtis
For event and volunteer information, please contact Jessica via randj@rollanet.org

  
May 3, 2014
SAINT LOUIS, MO
Carondelet Park
  
May 10, 2014
QUINCY, IL - COMMUNITY WALK
Washington Park Square
Volunteer Event Coordinator: Vonnie Tucker
For event and volunteer information, please contact Vonnie via Yvonne.tucker13@gmail.com
  
September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KS/MO
Shawnee Mission Park - Theater Pavilion

 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register beginning January 2014!

Lupus WolfRide Has Record Number of Cyclists in 2013!

 

The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter's 2013 Lupus WolfRide GranFondo had a record number of cyclists on Saturday August 3, 2013. We had 126 cyclists who rode 56 or 112 miles raising more than $32,000 to fund the Heartland Chapter's advocacy, education, and research efforts.  
  

 

  

A family friendly event, this year's WolfRide introduced a 21-mile route, the WolfPup, aimed at introducing families and new riders to cycling. People of all ages and fitness levels were encouraged to participate.  Thank you to all of our cyclists and wonderful volunteers for making the ride a huge success!

 

We hope to see you at next year's WolfRide, Saturday, August 2, 2014! 

SAVE THE DATE! 

  Purple Ball

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel 

Sponsorship Packages Now Available
Call Amy Ondr at 314-644-2222 or 

aondr@lfaheartland.org

support group
Lupus Support Groups
Meet monthly and are available throughout our chapter area. For more information about lupus support group times and locations CLICK HERE or call us toll free at 1-800-958-7876, in St. Louis call 314-644-2222, info@LFAheartland.org.

             HELP US SOLVE THE CRUEL MYSTERY! 

 

The Lupus Foundation of America-Heartland Chapter relies on your tax deductible contributions to fund vital research to find the causes and cure for lupus, to educate people with lupus, their families and health care professionals, and to provide support to individuals affected by lupus.

 

We do our best to make donating easy. We offer a variety of ways for you to donate to the LFA-Heartland Chapter. CLICK HERE to learn more about ways to donate! 

  

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