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

June 2008

Get into the Loop!
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.

Upcoming Events in New York and LA

Water Taxi BeachYoung Leadership Committee's Summertime Kickoff Party

Thursday, June 26th | 7pm - 9pm

Water Taxi Beach - Long Island City, NY

With a $10 donation, you'll get complimentary hot dogs, drinks and the chance to win 4 tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

RSVP now on Facebook or email sresto@lupusny.org with your name, email, phone number and number of guests attending. Donations will be accepted at the door and guests must be 21 or older to attend.

More on Water Taxi Beach: www.watertaxibeach.com

Save these Dates!

Thursday, September 25th
Young Leadership Committee's Night for the Fight
at Touch - New York, NY

Friday, November 7th

Lupus LA's Hollywood Bag Ladies Lupus Luncheon
at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, November 20th
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Gala
at the New York Marriott Marquis - New York, NY

Patient Awareness Programs in New York and LA

Lupus LA Patient Conference:
"What Every Lupus Family Needs to Know"

Saturday, June 28th | 9am - 12pm
Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided

Join us to learn more about:
- Causes of lupus
- Diagnosing lupus
- New treatments in development
- Complementary and alternative treatments

Featuring presentations by Dan Wallace, MD, Ram Singh, MD, Mariko Ishimori, MD and Swamy Venuturupalli, MD

Reserve your seat now by registering online »

Sponosored in part by an unrestricted educational grant
from Genentech/Biogen Idec.

Sa Ou Dwe Konnen Sou Maladi Ki Rele Loupous La
"What You Should Know About Lupus"

Sunday, June 29th | 1:30pm
New Jerusalem Church of the Nazarene - Brooklyn, NY

A Presentation in French Creole by Mona Pervil-Ulysse, MD

Register: 212-685-4118 or email sresto@lupusny.org

Let Kids Be Kids

Camp Sunshine
Join Us for Lupus Week at Camp Sunshine!

August 17th - 22nd
| Casco, Maine

This summer, the Foundation has committed $60,000 to give 40 kids with lupus and their families a chance to enjoy this summertime escape at no cost. Learn more about Camp Sunshine at www.CampSunshine.org.

Places are still available! To get your application for August 2008, contact Anita Cruso at the Foundation at 1-800-74-LUPUS (58787) or email acruso@lupusny.org.

Words from a Camp Sunshine Parent:

"Four months ago when my son was diagnosed with lupus, he was forced to grow up quickly. He became very depressed as he struggled to understand this horrible disease that attacked his joints, kidneys, and skin. I was drained physically and emotionally, juggling work, doctor appointments, and three kids. Coming to Camp Sunshine was the best therapy for all of us. It's given our family hope, a sense of belonging -- and a week full of fun and relaxation."
Support the Fight Against Lupus

Loops for LupusNASCAR Fans: Race for the Cure!

PEPSI 500 | Sunday, August 31th
Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA

Lupus LA has partnered with the Southern California Auto Club Speedway to offer a special "Loops for Lupus" ticket package to NASCAR's Labor Day weekend Pepsi 500.

Purchase the $95 ticket package and get a reserved grandstand ticket, a pit pass, and the opportunity to take a spin in the pace car on the Superspeedway's 2-mile "loop" at a weekend this fall. Nearly half -- $40 -- of the ticket price comes right back to benefit Lupus LA.

For tickets to Labor Day's biggest party, please call 800-944-RACE or log onto www.autoclubspeedway.com/lupus. The deadline for purchase is July 31, 2008.

We Need Your Help

Your support ensures that we can continue to fund groundbreaking research, provide services to people in need, and spread lupus awareness across the country. Let's work together to put an end to this devastating disease.

Donate Now Online »


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.

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

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.