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

May 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
Lupus LA Draws Star Power from Michael Chiklis,
Paula Abdul for "Evening of Love, Light & Laughter"
Paula Abdul and Kelly Stone

Shawn Ryan and CCH Pounder of "The Shield" Honored

The Foundation's west-coast division, Lupus LA, hosted its seventh annual "Evening of Love, Light and Laughter" gala to benefit lupus research on May 8, 2007, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Actor Michael Chiklis, star of The Shield on FX, presented the 2007 Loop Award to the show's Executive Producer, Shawn Ryan, for creating an ongoing storyline of a character living with lupus, and to the drama's co-star, CCH Pounder, for her beautiful performance in that role.

America's favorite judge, Paula Abdul, came directly from an American Idol taping just in time to present the Medical Visionary Award to "The Amgen Family of Rheumatologists"-- Brian Kotzin, MD, James Louie, MD, Judy Maddox, MD and Debra Zack, MD. As a special surprise, Abdul added two American Idol tickets to the live auction. The evening also honored Kelly Stone (sister of actress Sharon Stone) with the Michael Wayne Public Service Award, and Gloriana DiCandia, age 15, with the Spirit of Hope Award.

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The Cooperative Corner:
News from the Lupus Cooperative of New York

Lupus and Your Kidneys

As you may know, having "systemic" lupus means that the disease can harm almost any organ or tissue in your system--from your heart, to your brain, joints, and skin. But certain parts of your body are more likely than others to get damaged, and your kidneys are among them.

In a third of people with lupus, the immune system attacks the kidneys and causes more problems than any other part of this chronic disease--probably because these bean-shaped organs are so important, even though you can't see them or feel them working.

Read more about Lupus & Your Kidneys »

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S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Spring Raffle

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

Purchase Tickets Online Now »

Catch the Early Bird Special:
If you buy 4 tickets before Friday, May 18th, you'll get 1 free (5 for $100)!

Raffle Drawing: Friday, June 15, 2007
Note: Total prize money awarded will be reduced proportionately if fewer than 1,750 tickets are sold.

Research News from the Lupus Research Institute
+ Surge in Biomarker Research Signals New Hope for Diagnosing and Managing Lupus »

+ LRI Leads the Lupus Biomarker Search »

+ LRI to Sponsor Session on Biomarkers at 8th International Conference on Lupus in Shanghai, China »

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More News from Lupus LA
Kelly for Susan Bag
Fashion Lends a Helping Handbag
Philanthropy marries design in this exclusive collaboration inspired by friendship

Lupus LA-supporter Kelly Stone and handbag designer Susan Farber have launched the "Kelly for Susan Farber" collection to benefit the Lupus Research Institute. The plush, limited-edition messenger bags include delicately beaded tassels, a cell phone compartment and an interior zip pocket lined in soft suede. The bags are available for a limited time at top Macy's West locations and online at www.susanfarbercollections.com. A generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of these special bags goes to finding new treatments and a cure for lupus.
Purchase your own 'Kelly for Susan Farber' bag today »

Upcoming Event:
3rd Annual "Life Without Lupus" Patient Education Conference
June 9, 2007
8:30 am - 1 pm
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Morse Auditorium, Plaza Level
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Call 310-652-7770 for more information.

The Lupus Support Group at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles
Set to meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Thalians Auditorium, the Lupus LA support group provides the opportunity to learn coping strategies, get advice, and talk with other people affected by lupus. Every other month, a prominent guest speaker will discuss a special topic. Learn more »

A New Way to Give Back
See Tony Nominees 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 CURTAINS, GREY GARDENS, JERSEY BOYS, and SPRING AWAKENING.

Visit Givenik.com and enter Organization Code
lupusny »

Young Professionals Party

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

View photos and read about last year's party »

Want to help plan or sponsor this event?
If you would like to find out more, email Cassandra Dawes at cdawes@lupusny.org.


Contact Information

phone: 212.685.4118

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