S.L.E. Lupus Foundation - Leading the Fight Against Lupus

August 2007
For more than 35 years, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation has been providing help for people with lupus and their families, funding lupus research and fostering public awareness of this chronic illness.

Learn More About Lupus
 
Get Into The Loop!
NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL TOUR 2007
Brooklyn Lupus Cooperative

Join us for one or more of the Tour stops in each of the 5 boroughs this Fall for the latest on lupus from the experts, and learn about our programs and support services. Each stop features dinner, fun giveaways and raffle prizes.

Queens: Jamaica Hospital
The Search for Answers to Lupus: How You Can Get Involved
with Cynthia Aranow, MD, and Meggan Mackay, MD
Tuesday, September 18th - 6 PM to 8 PM

Manhattan: Bellevue Hospital Center
Common Complications: When Lupus Affects
The Brain, The Kidneys, and Pregnancy
with Michael Belmont, MD
Wednesday, October 3rd - 6 PM to 8 PM

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Hospital Center
Managing Joint and Muscle Pain
with Stuart Green, MD
Tuesday, October 16th - 6 PM to 8 PM

Bronx: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Qué Usted Debe Saber Acerca de Lupus
with Eneida Agosto-Colon, MD, and Giovanni Franchin, MD
Tuesday, October 30th - 6 PM to 8 PM

Staten Island: Staten Island University Hospital
The Latest on Lupus
with Mark Jarrett, MD
Thursday, November 1st - 6 PM to 8 PM

Register for these free programs:
Call 212-685-4118 or email sresto@lupusny.org. Give name, address, phone and number attending. Call for directions.

The "Get Into The Loop" New York City Hospital Tour is sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech/Biogen Idec.

Unable to attend? MP3 audio clips of the presentations will be posted on this page after each event so you can download and listen to the latest on lupus on your computer or digital music player.

What's New
 
New Support Groups

A lot is going on. Come join us at the Foundation's headquarters in Manhattan.

For 19- to 40-year-olds with Lupus
The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM.

For Men with Lupus
The Foundation is considering creating a new monthly support group for men with lupus. Interested? Please let us know!

For Partners of People with Lupus
In the early Fall, the Foundation will be adding a new monthly support group for partners (spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, domestic partners, fiancés, fiancée, etc.) of people with lupus.

If you are interested in joining any of these support groups, please email lupus@lupusny.org or call 212-685-4118 x32.


Stories of Lupus

Lupus is unpredictable, with symptoms coming and going, and often mimicking other illnesses. This unpredictability brings with it a host of emotional, psychosocial and lifestyle issues. Our "Living with Lupus" column explores these issues through the personal stories of people with lupus. Read our latest story »


Highlights
 
Third Annual Young Professionals Party
- Tickets On Sale!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM


At PM
50 GANSEVOORT ST.
NEW YORK, NY

OPEN BAR - HORS D'OEUVRES
LUXURY ITEM RAFFLE - GIFT BAG VALUED AT $100

TICKETS:
$100 IN ADVANCE
$120 AT THE DOOR
PURCHASE TICKETS »

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Research News
 
Latest Headlines from the Lupus Research Institute:

+ New Website Broadcasts Urgent Need for Lupus Clinical Trials
Will Next Decade Be 'Golden Era' of Lupus Drug Development?

+ LRI Leads the Lupus Biomarker Search

+ Surge in Biomarker Research Signals New Hope for Diagnosing and Managing Lupus


More Research Headlines:

+ Hydroxychloroquine May Stave Off Lupus Onset
+ Can B-Cell Depletion With Rituximab Trigger Psoriasis?
+ Managing Stress Helps Combat Lupus
+ Study Finds Links Between Genetic Mutations and Lupus
+ Malaria Drugs Cut Cancer Risk in Lupus Patients
+ Sperm Abnormalities Seen in Male Lupus Patients

More Upcoming Events
 
+ Lupus Together for Clinical Trials Today
A Patient Education Program Presented by Lupus LA and the Center for Lupus Care
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
5:30 PM - 8 PM
Registration and Buffet Dinner:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Building,
Garden Room
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA
FREE


Join UCLA Medical Center Rheumatologist Jennifer Grossman, MD, for a presentation on clinical trials for lupus and how you can get involved. Speak with people who have participated in a clinical trial and learn how these trials are helping to find new treatments for lupus for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Pre-registration is required. Call Lupus LA at (310) 652-7770.


SAVE THESE DATES!

+ Lupus LA's Hollywood Bag Ladies Lupus Luncheon
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA

+ S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Gala
Monday, December 3rd, 2007
To Honor Carol & Michael Weisman
Scientific Leadership Award: Benjamin Schwartz, MD, PhD
Corporate Leadership Award: Aspreva Pharmaceuticals
At New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square
New York, NY

A New Way to Give
 
See a Broadway Show, Fight Lupus!

Support the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation by purchasing Broadway tickets on Givenik.com. Givenik will donate a percentage of ticket sales to the Foundation. Current shows include Best New Musical Winner SPRING AWAKENING, GREASE, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and JERSEY BOYS.

Visit Givenik.com and enter Organization Code:
lupusny »


 

Contact Information

phone: 212.685.4118
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