Lupus Society of Illinois 

eChronicle January 2018
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Upcoming Events

February 3
Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Event

March 18
LSI Junior Board Brewers' Lounge Event

March 24
Support Group Leader Training

March 25
Shamrock Shuffle

October 7
Bank of AmericaChicago Marathon
Volunteers Needed for Lupus Clinical Trial

Do you have active lupus symptoms that are not fully controlled by your medications? 
If so, you may be eligible for the XSEL clinical trial being conducted at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Qualified participants will receive the investigation medication or placebo at no cost.

Please call our staff at 312-503-1919 between 8a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information.   

You're Invited!

To become a member of the National Lupus Initiative!

A collaborative project of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Illinois Public Health Association Division of Health Equity.
To join contact Karen Mancera-Curevas at (312) 503-0251. 

A Message from the President & CEO

Almost 8 years ago, I came out of retirement to work with the Lupus Society of Illinois in its fight against lupus. There have been some challenging times that have been successfully met and LSI is now stronger than ever.

It is time that I begin to cutback my office schedule. I have recommended to the Board of LSI that I step down as President and that Mary Dollear take over that role.

I am pleased to announce that at the last Board meeting Mary Dollear was elected President of the Lupus Society of Illinois. She will continue to oversee the day to day operations as well as assume additional responsibilities. Mary has been with LSI for over 11 years and has always performed in an outstanding manner. Mary will do a great job as President.

I will remain Chief Executive Officer and focus my attention on fundraising and large donors, key stakeholders such as leaders of our support teams, Financial Management and new initiatives as they arise.

Please join me in congratulating Mary as President of the Lupus Society of Illinois.

Charles Brummell 

12th Annual Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Seminar 
the Lupus Society of Illinois' educational events are created to provide information about lupus and lupus-related concerns.  We provide experts in the fields we present on.
The Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Event is an opportunity to learn about multiple topics in a friendly environment.  We build in breaks into our event to encourage the lupus community to network.
We hope to see you there! 
9:30am - Registration/Check in

10:00am - Dermatology, Skin and Lupus, presented by  Motunrayo Adisa, M.D.

11:15am - Lupus & Pain Management, presented by Lora McGuire, R.N., M.S.

12:30pm - Lupus Support Groups: Panel Discussion 
Each presentation is 45 minutes long and includes a Q&A.
2 breaks are included.
Refreshments will be served
Registration requested
Support Group Leader Training   
A support group is run by and for people with a common life situation and comprised of people willing to talk freely and to trust openly in the good will of other group members.  A support group provides a source of information, a place to be yourself and is open to the public.
LSI's volunteer support groups' goal is to provide participants knowledge, skills and support to manage their lupus effectively.
Support Group Facilitator Training is designed to help LSI's Support Group Facilitators learn what's entailed in facilitating a support group and to teach them skills to help them facilitate a support group effectively.
Join the LSI Junior Board at their next Friend-raiser/Fund-raiser! 

Tickets are $35 and include food (Applewood Smoked Wings with blue cheese and celery, Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onion Dip -- carrots, crostini, Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches - honey jalapeno coleslaw) and beverages (Cross of Gold, Fist City Pale Ale, Bottom Up Wit, Eugene Porter, Anti-Hero IPA) your $35 will go toward the LSI's mission in Illinois.

The Junior Board will also host a raffle and provide information on lupus and LSI's programs and services!

Must be 21 years old. 

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
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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