February 27, 2008

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Lupus Foundation of America Events!

Happy Wednesday to you.

Is it me, or is the week going by pretty quickly? I cannot believe it's already Wednesday.

There are so many things to share with you this morning. Lots of great Webchat topics / speakers have been locked into place. Our annual Advocacy Day is less than 2 weeks away. The LFA Walk season kicks off in April. Our annual awards gala is in May. World Lupus Day and Lupus Awareness Month are also in May.

So grab a pen and a calendar, and let's get started.

2008 Lupus Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill -- March 10-11, 2008

We're now less than 2 weeks out from this event. And there are some spaces still available. Learn more about the LFA's annual advocacy day here.

Save the Date -- Walk for Lupus Now Season starts April 2008

Walk for Lupus Now season kicks off in April 2008, with walks taking place across the country. Funds raised from Walk for Lupus Now Walks will support lupus research, lupus education programs, and patient and family support services. Find a walk that's close to you.

If there is no Walk near you, you can still help the LFA by setting up your own fund-raising page and participating in your own walk. For example, you could walk your local mall, hiking path or community park.

Save the Date -- Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The LFA's 5th Annual Awards Gala will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 7. To learn more, visit http://www.lupus.org/gala. The page was just updated with lots of great info. The three honorees have been named. Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent, has been named Master of Ceremonies. And ... Patti LaBelle will be the evening's entertainment.

Save the Date -- Saturday, May 10, 2008

World Lupus Day will again be held on May 10, 2008. To learn more, visit http://www.worldlupusday.org/. Countries have just started to share with us the activities they'll be doing to raise public awareness about lupus this year. Check back for more info in the coming weeks and months.

Save the Date -- Upcoming Webchats at the LFA

Lots of great webchats are coming. All chats take place at 3 p.m. Eastern.

  • Wednesday, March 12 -- Kidneys & Lupus with Dr. James Tumlin
  • Wednesday, April 9 -- An Open Forum with Dr. Bevra Hahn
  • Wednesday, May 14 -- Medication Management & Lupus with Dr. Joan Merrill
  • Wednesday, May 28 -- Being Newly Diagnosed with Lupus with Dr. Don Thomas
Check out the new LFA Message Boards

Almost 3 weeks old, the LFA message boards are doing well. Take a moment, stop by and join the discussion. We hope to see you there.

Whew! As you can see, lots going on. We hope you can join us for as many of these events as you can.

Until next time, Wick

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