June 2011

Kids and Families

Join Us for Lupus Week 2011 at Camp Sunshine!

August 14 - 19 | Casco, Maine

If you’re a kid with lupus, you and your family may be eligible for a free week of friendship, learning, and playing at Camp Sunshine on a lake in Maine. The Foundation has been sponsoring families there for over a decade. See pics from previous years, learn more about it at www.CampSunshine.org, and find out how to apply for a spot here!


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Places are still available! Call or email Anita Cruso for more information and an application:
1-800-74-LUPUS (58787) or acruso@lupusny.org.


Young Professionals

The Foundation’s Young Leadership Committee Hosted A Memorable “Night for the Fight!” Under the Stars!

Friends and supporters raised funds for lupus patient services and research earlier in June at “Sky Room” high above Times Square.

Def Jam Poet Shanelle Gabriele performs  YLC Committee Member Abbi Armstrong wins Reiki healing treatment sessions, a 1-month membership to Equinox, 4 Chelsea Piers Gold Passport Passes

Here’s the wrap | And in video!

Contact lmunoz@lupusny.org at the Foundation to get involved in our active young leadership committee.


Friends and runners, young and old…

Just 12 Team Life Without Lupus ING NYC Marathon charity team spots left.

Help the person you love with lupus get 26.2 miles closer to better treatments and a cure!

Team Life Without Lupus - ING NYC Marathon

“I'm signed up and ready to do it all over again!”

- Team Life Without Lupus runner
Natalie Schwartz, who last year raised over $10,000 in honor of her best friend (and lupus fighter), Jess.

Help us top the $160,000 total we raised last year as you…

  • Increase awareness of this devastating disease
  • Realize a personal goal
  • Raise vital funds for research
  • Train with experienced marathon coaches

Apply here: http://www.lupusny.org/2011-marathon or contact Lana Munoz @ teamlupus@lupusny.org
…and also forward this email to friends who might sign up!

(Already have a guaranteed entry? Join us at a lower fundraising commitment level, and enjoy the same benefits.)


Congratulations to Our Cash Raffle Winners!

More than $12,000 was raised for lupus research in our annual cash raffle. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Grand Prize winner:
Judith from Princeton, NJ

Second Prize winners:
Beverly from Grand Junction, CO
Saul from Kearny, NJ
Anna from Hoboken, NJ