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

May 2008

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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.

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- What's New

Lupus LA'S 2008 Orange Ball Delivers Funds, Laughs and Music for the Cause

A bevy of Hollywood stars walked Lupus LA's orange carpet May 1st in Beverly Hills to spread awareness and raise more than $800,000 for the fight against lupus.

Dakota Fanning presented movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner with the 2008 "Loop Award" after a wonderfully articulated personal account of her experience with her on the set of their upcoming film, "The Secret Life of Bees." Living with lupus for 20 years, Shuler Donner has successfully worked with some of the industry's biggest names on some of the world's most recognizable films.

Paula Abdul presented a special award to her own personal physician and Lupus LA founder, Dr. Daniel J. Wallace. After an amazing set of some of his most famous songs, Lupus LA thanked Seal with a Lupus Research Institute grant named in his honor.

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View the powerful 2008 Orange Ball video on YouTube »


- Upcoming Events


Living Healthy with Lupus

Saturday, June 7th | 11am - 3pm
Hospital for Special Surgery - New York, NY

An opportunity to celebrate and learn more about living a healthy lifestyle, with demonstrations, free samples, raffles, presentations and giveaways. Topics include hair, make up, exercise, massage, sun protection with vendors from cosmetics, hair, nutrition, Tai Chi, massage therapy, and more. Call 212-685-4118 for more information and to register.


Lupus LA's 4th Annual Patient Conference

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.

- Spring Raffle for Research
Raffle for Lupus Research - Win $10,000

Time is Running Out!
Last day to purchase tickets: Wednesday, June 4th

3 Runners-Up Receive $1,000

Purchase Tickets Online »

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.

- Get Involved!


-The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Young Leadership Committee's

Summertime Kickoff Party at Water Taxi Beach!
Thursday, June 26th | 7pm to 9pm
Long Island City, Queens, NY

Tickets: $10 - Free hot dogs and beer with your donation! Tickets will only be sold at the door. Must be 21+ to attend.
RSVP now on Facebook or email sresto@lupusny.org with your name, email address, phone number and number of guests attending.
More on Water Taxi Beach: www.watertaxibeach.com
View photos of Water Taxi Beach on Flickr »

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

Today Show's "Race to the Altar" Couple Taking on Lupus Together, Too

Annie, who has lupus, and her fiancée Tom are finalists in the NBC TODAY Show's annual "Race to the Altar." Your vote today can help Annie and Tom get married live on the show in June.

Read more and vote! »

- Research News

Apply for a Research Grant
Deadline: June 20, 2008

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and Lupus LA are currently accepting research grant applications from scientists in the New York Metropolitan area and Los Angeles County. Researchers have until June 20th to apply for the Career Development Award, the MD-Scientist Fellowship Award, and PhD-Basic Science Fellowship. Chosen projects will be offered up to $150,000 in funding over three years beginning in October 2008.

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- Support the Fight Against Lupus

We Need Your Help

This spring, we ask that you consider a donation to support the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's fight against lupus. Whether it's with your economic stimulus check or tax rebate--every dollar counts!

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.

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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.