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

October 2006

It's Lupus Awareness Month - Get into the Loop!
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.

What's New
October is Lupus Awareness Month - Learn More About Lupus!
Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus

2nd Annual "Get into the Loop!"
New York City Hospital Tour

Find out what lupus does, how to live well, and what you can do to advance research. Featuring the latest from lupus experts and support services, giveaways, refreshments and more!

Events in All Five Boroughs in October and November -
Locations & Topics Include:
  • Oct. 12th: BROOKLYN - Lupus: An Overview

  • Oct. 14th: BRONX - What You Need to Know About Lupus Lab Tests and Results

  • Oct. 21st: QUEENS - Lupus Clinical Trials: Why Participate, What to Expect

  • Nov. 1st: MANHATTAN - Living Fully With Lupus: Optimizing Your Health in Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Nov. 4th: STATEN ISLAND - What You Need to Know When It's Not Just Lupus: Sjogren's, Raynaud's & Scleroderma
Get More Details at LupusNY.org »

TO REGISTER for these free programs, please call 212-685-4118
or email acruso@lupusny.org.

Give name, address, phone # and number attending.


Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus
Thursday, October 19th - 5:30PM to 8PM
Harlem Hospital Center
, Martin Luthur King, Jr. Pavilion

Join presenter Dr. Nanette Thomas for this potentially life-saving seminar to learn more about:

  • Who is at risk for lupus
  • What to do if you experience symptoms of lupus
  • How lupus is diagnosed and treated
  • What services are available for people with lupus and their families
  • How you can be a part of the discovery of new treatments for lupus
  • Social Security Disability benefits for people with lupus
Get More Details at LupusNY.org »

TO REGISTER: By October 13, please call 212-685-4118 or email Acruso@lupusny.org.

Provide name, address, and telephone number.

Learn More About Lupus
What Hispanics Need to Know about Lupus
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) is a good time to focus attention on the signs and symptoms of lupus—a disease that disproportionately affects people of Hispanic origin. En español »

"What You Should Know About Lupus"
Visit the updated 'Lupus Topics' page for the latest information on living with lupus.
En español »

Cooperative of New York

Upcoming Events
Lupus LA Lupus LA's Hollywood Bag Ladies Lupus Luncheon
Thursday, October 26th
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA
Honoring Carrie Brillstein
Featuring a silent auction of new, gently used and vintage handbags donated by designers, celebrities like Courtney Cox and Reese Witherspoon, and friends of Lupus LA.
A delicious luncheon will follow.
Tickets and More Information »

GALA 2006
December 4th at the New York Marriott Marquis

Honoring Bristol-Myers Squibb and its Chairman of the Board,
James D. Robinson III

For leadership in linking industry to new hope for lupus treatments

Scientific Honoree: Mark Shlomchik, MD, PhD
For his pivotal role in refining the Foundation's innovative approach to tackling the complex mysteries of lupus

Bob CostasMaster of Ceremonies: Bob Costas, America's Sportscaster

Entertainment: Barbara Cook, Broadway's favorite ingenue

More on GALA 2006 »

Research News

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Awards Six More New Investigator Grants
Additions Fortify Pool of Scientific Talent in Lupus

New York, NY - The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, in a reinforcement of its long standing as the nation's largest initiative dedicated to nurturing new scientific talent in lupus research, has raised its current financial commitment to nearly $3 million with the award of six more New Investigator Program grants. More »

Lupus Research Institute Receives Record Number of Grant Applications to Pursue Novel Research in Lupus
$300,000 grant recipients will be announced later in October More »

Clinical Trials
One of the Foundation's goals is to bring the most up-to-date information to patients on the exciting developments in research and clinical trials for new treatments. Clinical trials, which involve patients themselves, are critical in the search for a better life for people with lupus.
+ View the Foundation's List of New York-Area Clinical Trials

Get Into The Loop!
Download the Fall 2006 Issue of The Loop

To download the Fall 2006 issue of The Loop, click here.

Current and past issues of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's official newsletters are available on our website to download. If you would like to subscribe to the print edition of The Loop or On the Move, please click here.
We've Moved!
The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is now at its new headquarters at 330 Seventh Avenue, between 28th and 29th Street, in Manhattan. Please be sure to note the new address on all correspondence:

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
330 Seventh Ave, Suite 1701
New York, NY 10001


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