September 2008

Families United for a Life Without Lupus

Gala 2008: A Tribute to the Paradysz and Selkowitz Families

Master of Ceremonies: Charles Osgood
Special Performance: Kelli O'Hara of Broadway's South Pacific
Corporate Leadership Award: Genentech

Thursday, November 20
6PM - 10PM
New York Marriott Marquis

The Paradysz and Selkowitz families—unique in style yet similar in their leadership response to the adversities of lupus—have been integral to the Foundation’s ability to challenge the status quo, care for people with lupus, and pioneer paths to better treatments and a cure through innovate medical research.

This November, we pay special tribute to families and the remarkable empathy, strength, and service that they embody.

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Gala Tickets and Journal Information »


Ringing the Opening Bell for the Fight Against Lupus

On August 28, Foundation Board Member Chris Paradysz rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange to announce to his pledge to bike nearly 1,000 miles for his daughter and more than 1.5 million Americans with lupus. His goal: to raise funds and awareness for lupus research.

Learn more about Chris's ride at


Lupus Week at Camp Sunshine

Thanks to you, kids and families with lupus across the metro region packed up their swimsuits and sunblock for a week in Maine this summer.

It's the Foundation's eighth summer of involvement, and its first as Lupus Week's solo sponsor. Forty families—more than 100 kids and teens—were there.

About Camp Sunshine »

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Upcoming Events

Young Leadership Committee's 4th Annual

Thursday, September 25
7PM - 10PM 
TOUCH | 240 West 52nd Street, NYC

Dance the night away with friends and coworkers to raise funds for the fight against lupus. Featuring hors d'oeuvres, open bar, live auction, luxury item raffle, complimentary gift bag ($150 value), and more!

Details and event sponsors »
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Get into the Loop!
New York City Hospital Tour 

We're Stopping in Every Borough this Fall to Give New Yorkers the Latest on Lupus

All programs are 6PM - 8PM. Complimentary dinner will be served.

Tuesday, September 30
Bronx: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
When Your Head Hurts and Your Memory Fails – Is It Your Lupus?
with Petros Efthimiou, MD

Thursday, October 2
Staten Island: Staten Island University Hospital
Lupus Treatments – What’s on the Horizon for You?
with Mark Jarrett, MD

Tuesday, October 14
Manhattan: NYU Langone Medical Center
Lupus and Your Skin – Spot It, Stop It, Stay Healthy
with Andrew G. Franks, Jr, MD

Thursday, October 30
Brooklyn: Interfaith Medical Center
The Latest on Lupus & Getting Your Lupus Care Covered
with Mona Pervil-Ulysse, MD

Wednesday, November 5
Queens: Elmhurst Hospital

Your Kidneys Matter – Lupus and the Damage It Can Do
with Joseph Lieber, MD

Register here (it's free!) or call 212-685-4118 and leave your name, phone number, how many will attend, and the
program(s) you’re attending.


Are You Ready for the Pumpkins?

Save the Date!

Saturday, October 25th
New York Pumpkin Festival
at Central Park - New York, NY


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