January 2009

What's New 

Men Have Lupus, Too

And face unique physical and emotional challenges...

You’ve probably heard the numbers—nine out of 10 people with lupus are female. But if you’re a man that has been diagnosed with lupus, the numbers don’t really matter. Your lupus is just as difficult to live with as a woman’s.

Like many men with lupus, you may struggle with the idea that you have a “woman’s disease.” But even though many more women than men develop lupus, your diagnosis has no connection to your manliness.

What it does mean is that lupus information valuable to you may be harder to find. This issue of The Cooperative Corner (a publication of the Lupus Cooperative of New York) is a good place to turn first!

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New Spanish Language Lupus Support Group!

This Thursday the 29th: our first support group en Español.

Lupus LA is joining forces with an existing support group. Join us the last Thursday (cada jueves) of every month (cada mes) from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Maywood Recreation Center, 4801 East 58th St.,  Maywood, CA 90270. RSVP "sí" at info@lupusla.org!

"I just wanted to thank Lupus LA for opening the door to our Spanish support group.  I know that everyone in our group is so excited that this group will continue. We have not spent so much time with each other, but in the few hours that we have, we've become like a family and this is great news to a great new beginning in our lives knowing that we are not left alone and that together we can gain and give strength to each other and make our world better and brighter. Thank you Lupus LA for the support. May we together build new bonds as we join together as one."  
                                                              - Alma Calleros, Lupus Patient

We'd also like to welcome the new leaders of our monthly support group at Cedars-Sinai, Gwenn Sayer and Ariel Siegel, and send a heart-felt thanks to outgoing leaders Barbara Heitz and Brian Ann Zoccola. This group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Thalians Auditorium. Learn more » 


We're Painting the Town Orange!

Save Thursday, May 28th for the 2nd annual Lupus LA Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Our premiere benefit will honor Nancy Utley, COO of Fox Searchlight Films, the studio behind Oscar(R) favorites Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler. Stay tuned to LupusLA.org for more.

And in cased you missed it, check out the photos from Fall 2008's Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon »