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

April 2008


For nearly 40 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. Today, with its West Coast division, Lupus LA, and its national research partner, the Lupus Research Institute, the Foundation is improving lives across the country while pioneering paths to a cure.

- What's New

Seal to Perform at Lupus LA's Orange Ball

The color orange is being brought to the forefront in this year's "Orange Ball," a benefit to raise funds for the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's West Coast division, Lupus LA. The eighth annual Hollywood gala will be held on May 1, 2008 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Lupus Research Institute

Lupus Research Institute


2008 Loop Award Honorees Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner

Founder's Award
Daniel J. Wallace, MD

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- From the Cooperative Corner

Lupus & Intimacy

Even under normal circumstances it can be difficult to talk about sexuality and intimacy with a partner or spouse. Having an exhausting and painful chronic illness such as lupus makes it all the more challenging--yet important--to communicate.
From body image to sexual desire, energy, and tolerance to pain, being sick can get in the way of many parts of a relationship. If you have lupus, take steps to protect and nurture this important part of your life and well-being.

For strategies that you might want to try, read the full article on our website»

"Lupus y La Intimidad" en español »

- Leadership News

Alan L. Kaye of Los Angeles Joins S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Board of Directors

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, with headquarters and offices in New York City and Los Angeles, is proud to welcome Alan L. Kaye to its national board of directors.

When Los Angeles rheumatologist Daniel J. Wallace, MD, diagnosed Alan and his wife Michelle's daughter with lupus in 2006, their response was to team up with Lupus LA, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's West Coast division that is leading lupus awareness in southern California and funding novel research and community outreach services to prevent, treat, and cure the devastating disease of young women.

Kaye brings extensive experience and leadership skills to the board, having served on the California Senate Advisory Commission on Life and Health Insurance and on the board of directors for the Guaranty Bank of California.

Through his company, Alan Kaye Insurance Agency, and as vice president of Barry Kaye Associates, Kaye has consulted with families, business owners, and individuals for over 30 years. The long-time Californian also has led and served on numerous community organizations, from the Beverly Hills Residents' Association to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital Board of Governors and the Maple Counseling Center, a nonprofit mental health organization.

- S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Spring Raffle
Help Us Get Closer to the Cure!

Raffle for Lupus Research - Win $10,000

GRAND PRIZE of $10,000
3 Runners-Up Receive $1,000

Buy 4 tickets before Wednesday, April 30th, you'll get 1 free!

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Only 1,750 tickets will be sold.
Last day to purchase online: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Raffle Drawing: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Note: You need not be present to win. Total prize money awarded will be reduced proportionately if fewer than 1,750 tickets are sold. Winners are responsible for any applicable federal, state, or local taxes. Prize money will not be distributed at the drawing, winners will be contacted afterward.

- Save The Dates!


Camp SunshineThe S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's
Lupus Week at Camp Sunshine

August 17- 22, 2008 | Sebago Lake, Casco, ME
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Young Leadership Commitee The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Young Leadership Commitee's
Summertime Kickoff Party at Water Taxi Beach!
June 26, 2008 | 7pm to 9pm
Hunter's Point, Long Island City, NY
Tickets: $10

More on Water Taxi Beach: www.watertaxibeach.com

For more on the New York City Young Leadership Committee and what it does,
email Lana Munoz at lmunoz@lupusny.org

- Get Involved!

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About the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is the preeminent lupus organization providing direct patient services, education, public awareness, and funding for lupus research.

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About Lupus LA
Lupus LA, the West Coast division of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation founded by renowned physician and author, Daniel J. Wallace, MD, serves the needs of people with lupus and their families across southern California. Lupus LA raises lupus awareness and supports lupus research on the national level.