October 2008

What's New

Are You Ready for the Pumpkins?

Join us in Central Park this Saturday for the 2nd Annual New York Pumpkin Festival, featuring a special walk for lupus awareness!

On October 25th the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation welcomes our summertime partner Camp Sunshine to our hometown for a celebration of pumpkins, Halloween fun, and support for families coping with life-threatening illnesses like lupus.

Presented in partnership with the City of New York Parks & Recreation Department, the festival runs from 3pm to 8pm in Central Park. Enter at 72nd Street in Manhattan and head for the Bandshell area in the center of the park.

Bring the entire family in their Halloween costumes! Pick up a free pumpkin at the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Pumpkin Patch. Watch tens of thousands of pumpkins transformed into the largest jack-o-lantern display in New York City's history. Visit the Spook-tacular Haunted House. Enjoy live music and performances from the Big Apple Circus and others. Plus, face painting, tons of Halloween candy, kids' games, and more.

And the best part? We'll be leading a Walk for Lupus Awareness through the park at 5pm. Just send an email to register to kanastasia@lupusny.org.

In addition to our pumpkin patch, at our booth we'll be giving away orange "Life Without Lupus" wristbands, tasty treats and tons of important information on lupus. We can't wait to see you there!

View a schedule of activity locations and times »


Latest on Lupus

Strategies for Skin Care in Lupus the Highlight of Foundation's "Get into the Loop" Hospital Tour Stop #2

Nearly 100 at NYU Medical Center Hear from Top Expert 

Our annual New York City Hospital Tour is underway! The second stop featured an insightful presentation from Andrew G. Franks, MD, a rheumatologist and dermatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center who specializes in treating skin problems in lupus.

See slides and listen to audio from Dr. Frank’s presentation: “Lupus and Your Skin: Spot It, Stop It, Stay Healthy”

Come to one of the Hospital Tour's next stops!

Thursday, October 30 | 6pm to 8pm
Brooklyn: Interfaith Medical Center
The Latest on Lupus & Getting Your Lupus Care Covered
with Mona Pervil-Ulysse, MD

Wednesday, November 5 | 6pm to 8pm
Queens: Elmhurst Hospital
Your Kidneys Matter – Lupus and the Damage It Can Do
with Joseph Lieber, MD

Register here »


News from the Lupus Cooperative of NY

Diagnosis Lupus: Next Steps

Four times a year, the Lupus Cooperative of New York publishes a bilingual newsletter, The Cooperative Corner. In this issue, we discuss steps to take after being diagnosed with lupus.

You have just been diagnosed with lupus. Now what? Maybe you are relieved to finally know what’s wrong. Maybe you are scared, because you don’t know what it really means to have lupus. Maybe you are not sure what to feel. There is no right or wrong.

After years of working with people diagnosed with lupus, the Lupus Cooperative of New York often recommends the following first steps for coping with this new information. Continue reading »

Available in Spanish: 
El diagnóstico de lupus: Próximos pasos  


S.L.E. Lupus Foundation