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

In this issue, news on upcoming educational forums, spring fundraisers, research news and more!

Education, Awareness & Advocacy
First-ever Hispanic/Latino Patient Forum,
Plus March is National Kidney Month

Lupus Cooperative of New York
Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus en Español
The first Hispanic/Latino patient education program on lupus ever held in New York City will take place on Saturday, March 18, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. The free, half-day seminar titled, "Descubriendo el Misterio de Lupus"— "Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus"—will feature Spanish language presentations by a physician on lupus symptoms and treatments, and by legal and support services experts on living and working with lupus. More »
En Espanol »

To register: Call 718.620.2555 or email bxlupuscoop@aol.com with your name, address and phone number.

March is National Kidney Month
- Read how the Lupus Research Institute is taking on the challenge of lupus kidney disease Go »
- Learn how lupus affects the kidneys Go »

Advocacy Alert!
Call, fax or e-mail your Senator TODAY and ask them to vote YES on the Specter-Harking Amendment. This legislation restores cuts to the NIH budget, a crucial funding source for lupus research. More »

Research News
Breaking News from the Lupus Research Institute

Lupus Research Institute
NIH Budget Cuts May Slow Pace of Research
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Stress Hormone Enables Lupus Antibodies to Alter Behavior, Damage Cognition
Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Funds Initial Findings
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Oral Contraceptives in Lupus
Experts weigh in on what the latest research means for women with lupus
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S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Requests Applications For 2006 Grants
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Lupus Research Institute Requests Applications For 2006 Grants
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Get Involved!
Spring Fundraisers in New York, L.A. and Around the Country

Lupus Awareness Wristband
Think Orange!
Now you can join the fight against lupus - and make a fashion statement at the same time! By purchasing and wearing a bright orange, "Life Without Lupus" wristband, you will increase awareness of the disease and help fund lupus research. Wristbands are available in quantities of 10 for only $10 (plus s&h). You can place your order by calling the Foundation at 212-685-4118 or order online.

Spring Cash Raffle
$10,000 GRAND PRIZE!
On Sale through June 7, 2006
Buy 4 tickets by April 30 and receive fifth ticket free!
Order Tickets Online Go»
or by Mail Go»
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Save the Date:
Spring Wine Tasting
May 4, 2006
Location TBA
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Lupus LA Presents:
An Evening of Love, Light & Laughter
Hosted by Seinfeld's Jason Alexander with a performance by Glenn Frey of the EAGLES
May 11, 2006
Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA
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Diane von Furstenberg Fashion Show to Benefit Camp Sunshine
April 22, 2006
$75 Students/$125 Adults
For more info: lstegmaier@lupusny.org

Camp Sunshine, on scenic Lake Sebago in Maine, is a camp for families with children living with serious illness. It provides these children the opportunity to play just like other kids. Each summer, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation makes it possible for children with lupus from the New York area and their families to experience Camp Sunshine for one week at no charge to them.

Get into THE LOOP
Download the Foundation's Latest Newsletter

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's Newsletter, The Loop, is now available at LupusNY.org.

Read the wrap-up on the 35th Anniversary Gala's record-breaking success, see the pictures from Lupus LA's Bag Ladies Luncheon starring Sharon Stone, plus information on Medicare Part D and the signature features "Living with Lupus" and "Lupus Forum."

Click to Download The Loop Here


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