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The 15th Annual West Suburban Illinois
An estimated 65,000 Illinois residents struggle with the unpredictable, often disabling, and life-altering impact of lupus.
WHAT: Lupus survivors, their families and friends, and hundreds of supporters, walkers, and cheering spectators will join representatives from the LSI during the organization's 15th Annual Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk. This fun, family-friendly 1 mile or 3-mile walk/run begins at the Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville. Illinois Lupus Walks, the largest gatherings of the lupus community in the area, provide an opportunity for the lupus community to meet and raise awareness about lupus.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Lupus is difficult to diagnose and there is no cure for this often-disabling disease.
All registered participants, for the Western Suburban Illinois Lupus Walk, (https://lupusil.salsalabs.org/
The West Suburban Illinois Lupus Walk benefits LSI's programs, services, and research to support those affected by lupus.
WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2021 (if possible). Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Grand Pavilion, Naperville Riverwalk (912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct) Naperville, IL.
The Lupus Society of Illinois' mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. LSI serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community.
Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 542-0002. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter
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