|Posted by Simone on June 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Walkin' Talkin' Lupus (WTL) is a new weekly walking group created by the Lupus Star Foundation to bring together lupus survivors in a healthy, adventurous way. The group will participate in various activities, all while building the strong support network that lupus patients need. The main goal of Walkin' Talkin' Lupus is to allow lupus survivors to connect with one another, share lupus information, as well as personal issues, stories and advice; in a fun, healthy way. WTL will attend local events and participate in activities such as visiting museums, dining together, walking, taking boat rides and the occasional round of mini golf. A traditional support group where you sit in a room and have discussions is great, but our group is the next level of therapy. Enjoying and connecting with your support network in a fun and exciting way is good for the patients' physical, mental and emotional well-being. The group is open to people with other chronic illnesses and supporters as well. Our main activity will be walking the downtown Detroit area. This promotes good health and allows lupus patients to connect in a unique way.
Lupus warriors and supporters take a leisurely walk together for exercise and good health, but more importantly to connect, learn from and support one another. Just think of it as a support group, walking club and girl's day out all in one!! Men are welcome too! Bring your families along, a good walk is great for everybody's health. We will stroll the river walk beginning at Milliken State Park (Atwater St and Rivard), we will meet near the carousel. Please let us know if you plan to attend by email, Twitter or Facebook.
Information about the WTL events will always be posted in the LSF events calendar, and can also be found on the site homepage. The first Walk is scheduled for Sunday June 30th at 6pm. More details can be found on the events calendar. Please tweet @lupusstar or email [email protected] any questions or concerns. We encourage all Lupus patients in the Metro Detroit Area to join Walkin' Talkin' Lupus, no matter how serious your illness is!! We need you, as much as you need us!!
WEAR PURPLE OR ORANGE!!
|Posted by Simone on May 28, 2011 at 9:07 PM||comments (0)|
We need dedicated lupus supporters to help us out with our lupus awareness booth at various summer festivals. The first festival will be on Saturday June 4th in Ann Arbor, MI. The second is July 1-4th. Please let us know if you would like to help out. Your support and assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please email [email protected] if you would like to help us!!
Remember that our peer support group meeting is scheduled for June 5th in Ypsilanti!! All chronic illness sufferers, supporters, friends and family are invited. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Please join us to support each other and share valuable experiences and information.
|Posted by Simone on April 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Lupus Star Foundation is proud to announce that we have a volunteer opportunity this spring and summer. We will assist CCC Because We Care Foundation with their volunteer program with the Detroit Tigers. We will work the concessions during the 2011 Tigers season and earn money for Lupus Star Foundation. We need as many people to volunteer as possible. The more games we work and the more people we have at the games, the more money we will have donated to us. LSF really needs your help!!!
There are 30 games that we can volunteer for, but you can work as many or as few as you would like. Regardless if you plan to work 1 or 25 games, you are required to attend training. You must be 18 years and older. May training sessions are on Monday, May 9th from 6-9pm, and Thursday, May 19th from 6-9pm. You can attend either day. We began working games on Friday, April 22, 2011 and we will work through Wednesday, September 28, 2011. If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible. Also, please pass this on to your family, friends and supporters. Email, call, text, post it to your Facebook and Twitter account, whatever you have to do to get volunteers. Anyone can help out!!
If you would like to get involved, but this is not the program for you, please contact us. If you would like to donate to the foundation please do so oon our donations page.
Email: [email protected] or call us at (734) 274-4632
|Posted by Simone on July 7, 2010 at 7:37 PM||comments (0)|
Our first event at the Lakeshore Festival was very successful. We had a chance to meet lupus patients in the area and spread lupus awareness to the fair goers. We were also able to do some fundraising as well. The weather was good and everyone had a great time. I am hoping to get more people to join our site, so that we can build a strong network of lupus patients and supporters.
I am currently putting the pieces together to participate in the Community Health Fair in Detroit. I think we will have our 2nd event on July 24th guys. This is exciting! Remember to post in the forums. The more info we have there, the more people will visit our site and support our cause!!
|Posted by Simone on June 25, 2010 at 12:14 PM||comments (0)|