September 2014


Serving Indiana



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

Only 2 Weeks Till We Walk to End Lupus Now


Register for the Walk to End Lupus Now! The Indianapolis Walk is Saturday, September 27, only 2 weeks away at Fort Harrison State Park. Our goal: Increase lupus awareness and raise critically needed funds for local support services and research for a cure.


Sign up today for a half day of fun, food, and friendship with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come celebrate lupus survivors!

Walkers can stroll the 1 mile route or walk the 3 mile route through the beautiful Ft. Harrison State Park. New this year is a 5K competitive run (see details below). And, of course, we encourage you to wear purple!


Brand New! This year's Walk will include a T-Shirt contest and time is running out to enter.  Designs must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, Sept. 14! More details click here


Register your Walk team today and start helping raise awareness and funds for lupus by clicking here.

In celebration for the 8th year of the Walk, Heartland Endurance Sports has partnered with the Walk to End Lupus Now™ event to bring you a chip-timed, 5K competitive race as part of the Indianapolis event.  Bring the family for a great race and stay for the 8th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now™, with food and festivities afterwards!


Register for Run Only


Register for Walk Only



The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is hosting a 5K Run to End Lupus Now™ event in Evansville to raise money for lupus research and education programs while increasing awareness of lupus and rallying public support for those who suffer from it.

Heartland Endurance Sports is partnering with the Indiana Chapter to bring you a chip-timed, 5K competitive race event in Evansville on October 18, 2014. Bring the family for a great race and enjoy your time on the riverwalk!


Please visit the 5K Run website  for additional info and to sign-up!


Upcoming Events
September 27, 2014 


Indianapolis Walk to End Lupus Now™

Fort Harrison State Park 

Register Today 


October 18, 2014


5K Run to End Lupus Now™

Evansville Museum
411 Southeast Riverside Dr

Evansville, Indiana

Register Today


Support Groups
Just a reminder that we expanded our reach this year and now have support groups in Anderson, East Chicago, Richmond.  Also, the Munster support group moved to Schererville and West Lafayette moved to Lafayette. We hope you'll attend a support group soon. Lupus support groups provide an opportunity to spend time with others impacted by the disease. Sharing experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with lupus helps members develop coping strategies to reduce the stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness. Click here to see all Indiana locations and details about each group.
Volunteers Raise over $7,000 for Lupus!
"Krazy Horse Krew" Rides and Rocks Purple for Lupus


One of the biggest challenges for the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is raising awareness of this chronic illness in communities around our state. But with the help and teamwork of the people affected by lupus, amazing things can happen.


The Krazy Horse Krew of Kokomo is a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts consisting of family and friends and has been involved in a few small fundraising and memorial rides benefitting various charities. After discovering that several of their members' lives have been affected by lupus, the Krazy Horse Krew decided to use their beloved pastime to raise funds and awareness for lupus.


Beginning in 2012, they organized the "Rockin' Purple for Lupus" Motorcycle Ride to fill the void of lupus awareness in their community and raise money for the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter. After a successful first year with 63 bikes participating, "Rockin' Purple for Lupus" has become an annual event, generating over $7,000 for the Indiana Chapter of the LFA and pulling in riders and sponsors from all over the state.


It is because of the camaraderie and dedication of groups like The Krazy Horse Krew that the struggles of living with lupus are being recognized in communities around Indiana. By giving generously - not only of their donations, but also of their time and effort - The Krazy Horse Krew has become the shining example of what small groups of people can do with big hearts and creativity.


"Without the support of our sponsors, riders, and each other, we wouldn't have been able to achieve the success that we have had so far," says Stacy Weller of The Krazy Horse Krew, "Though our mission is going well and we have raised more awareness than we thought we could, our mission is far from over. We hope we can continue our success for many years to come."


Thank you, from all of us at the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, for your efforts to further spread the word about lupus.


Advocacy on Capitol Hill: New Medicines for Lupus
The Lupus Foundation of America and the Rheumatology Research Foundation, convened on Capitol Hill to update our nation's leaders about the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and discuss how Congress can support biomedical innovation. To read more click here.


You should try to eat a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that contains plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and moderate amounts of meats, poultry, and fish. To read more click here.

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