S.L.E. Lupus Foundation - Leading the Fight Against Lupus
May 2006
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.

National Women's Health Week Lupus Program,
Plus May is Mental Health Month & Camp Sunshine

Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus
Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus
Leading lupus specialist Ellen Ginzler, M.D., will be at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn to speak on disease symptoms and treatments on Wednesday, May 17th from 4PM to 7:30PM.

The presentation is part of a free "Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus" program that also features tips and strategies from legal and support service experts on working and living with lupus. It is being held as part of the annual National Women's Health Week (May 14 to 20th). Click for more info »

To register: Call 212.685.4118 or email acruso@lupusny.org with your name, address, phone and number attending.

May is Mental Health Month
Did you know that lupus can affect thinking, memory and behavior?
Learn more about this "invisible" complication from Columbia University rheumatologist Dr. Meggan Mackay. Go »

Camp Sunshine 2006
We are pleased to offer a unique and wonderful experience at Camp Sunshine on scenic Lake Sebago in Maine—a camp for families with children living with serious illness. The children have the opportunity to play just like other kids in the summer, and families can enjoy themselves knowing that the children have proper medical attention.
Dates for Lupus Week: August 20th - 25th
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For more information, call the Anita Cruso at the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation at 212.685.4118 or 800.74.LUPUS.

Get Involved!
Spring Cash Raffle
Final Weeks to Win $10,000!
On Sale through June 7, 2006
Order Tickets Online Go»
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Save the Date!
Second Annual Young Professionals Party
Thursday, September 28, 2006
7PM to 10PM
@ Stereo NYC »
To get involved with the Young Professionals Committee,
email Cassandra Dawes at cdawes@lupusny.org

Introducing the Lupus Closet
We invite you to stop by the Lupus Cooperatives of New York and take a look around our closets! Since lupus and its treatments may cause unexpected weight gain or loss, it can be challenging to always have clothes that fit. We're here to help! Come add something "new" to your wardrobe (it's free!) or make a donation. Call the Cooperatives for times and availability—we'll even tell you what's in the closet.
Learn More about the Lupus Cooperative of New York »

Research News
Breaking News from the Lupus Research Institute

Lupus Fueled by Untimely Death of Body's Waste Disposal Cells
LRI-Funded Scientist Shows That Resulting Debris Exacerbates Disease More »

Gene Variation Discovered in People with Lupus
Investigation Funded in Part by the Lupus Research Institute More »

Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drug Clears Clogged Arteries
Study findings explored by lupus experts More »

Genes Dictate Response to Lupus Drugs
Key mutations boost effectiveness of medicines that also fight malaria, study finds
More »

Cigarette Smoking and the Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Editorial in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases More »

We're Moving!

Beginning June 5, 2006, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation will be in 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 starting next month:

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


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