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

June 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.

What's New
Third Lupus Outreach Center Opens Its Doors in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Lupus Cooperative

State Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns, Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham and distinguished members of the Brooklyn community will join the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation at the June 15th opening ceremony for the new Lupus Cooperative of New York (LCNY) outreach center at Long Island University.

The first of its kind in the city's largest borough, the bilingual center will collaborate with existing organizations--from community boards to hospitals, church groups to housing councils--to form a grassroots, culturally appropriate and easy-to-navigate referral and support network for people with lupus.

+ Read more about the Brooklyn Cooperative launch

New Location Adds to Thriving Lupus Cooperatives in East Harlem and the Bronx

When the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation first opened the doors of its Lupus Cooperative in East Harlem in 1998, people in the inner city with lupus had few if any places to go for help. The Foundation's solution was to develop a bilingual "Lupus Cooperative" to spread awareness of lupus, speed diagnosis, connect people to doctors, and get emotional and financial support to those who needed them. Since then, the Cooperatives have reached out to more than 30,000 people and provided direct services to nearly 1,100 people affected by lupus in New York City.

+ Read more about how the Lupus Cooperatives are making a difference in the fight against lupus

Learn More About Lupus
New Website Broadcasts Urgent Need for Lupus Clinical Trials

The Foundation is partnering with other members of the Lupus Research Institute National Coalition to launch www.LupusTrials.org, the official website for the new clinical trials campaign, "Lupus Together: For Clinical Trials Today."

The patient-friendly site is part of a year-long national initiative to educate the more than 1.5 million Americans with lupus about the importance of participating in lupus clinical trials, and how to go about enrolling in one. The timing is critical, as promising new research findings spur drug developers to contemplate clinical research in lupus for the first time in decades.

Visit LupusTrials.org today!

New Lupus Support Groups for Young Adults!

This summer, the Foundation will be adding two new monthly support groups for young adults at its Manhattan headquarters: a group for 19- to 25-year-olds and a group for 25- to 40-year-olds. If you are interested in joining, please email lupus@lupusny.org or call 212-685-4118. The Foundation's general support group will continue on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information on support groups around New York City, visit our website.

Children Living with Lupus

An Educational Seminar for Kids and Their Families

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
6PM to 9PM
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY
To register: Call 718-620-2555 or email bxlupuscoop@lupusny.org

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Spring Raffle

Last chance to buy tickets!

Raffle drawing Friday, June 15, 2007

GRAND PRIZE - $10,000
Second Prize - $1,000*
*3 winners

Purchase Tickets Online Now

Note: Total prize money awarded will be reduced proportionately if fewer than 1,750 tickets are sold.

Research News
+ Foundation Sponsors 20 Young Investigators at 8th International Congress in Shanghai
Recipients from 11 countries and 17 and academic research institutions joined leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe to share cutting-edge developments in lupus science and treatment.

More Research News:

+ Not Just Dust: Microparticles Suspected of Role in Lupus
+ Environment Interaction Seen As Next Step in Lupus Genetics
+ Genetic Research Increases Understanding of Autoimmune Disease Risk

Drug Development News:
Visit this page often to see the latest on industry developments.

+ Aspreva Says FDA Fast-Tracks CellCept Lupus Drug
+ La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Reports Riquent(R) Well Tolerated In Three Studies At International Lupus Congress

Upcoming Events and More
Charles Osgood
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members
Learn how CBS anchor Charles Osgood, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Michelle Gadsden-Williams, and Lupus LA founder Daniel J. Wallace, MD have committed to the Foundation's fight against lupus.

Jot Down these Dates:

+ 3rd Annual Young Professionals Party
Thursday, October 11, 2007
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
50 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY

+ S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Gala
Monday, December 3, 2007
To Honor Carol & Michael Weisman
Scientific Honoree: Benjamin Schwartz, MD, PhD
At New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square

A New Way to Give Back
See Tony Winners on Broadway and Support 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, CURTAINS, GREY GARDENS, and JERSEY BOYS.

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