October 2010

Pre-Teens and Lupus

Lupus LA’s Fall Pediatric Support and Education Group gives kids and parents the tools to help manage lupus, which can be physically and emotionally challenging, especially for young teenagers.

Kids with lupus from 10-13 years old will work with a facilitator to tackle issues such as self-esteem and social skills, while parents meet with a different facilitator to learn how to help their families cope with lupus. Younger siblings can tag along to play games with our volunteers.

Sessions will run on Wednesday evenings from November 3 – December 8.

For more info and to register for this program, contact Elyse Reyes at ereyes@lupusla.org or 310-657-5667.


Lupus in Prime Time

Lupus LA is proud to be a collaborating partner for the Arthritis in Prime Time Conference, a one-day motivational and educational program targeting young adults in the prime of their lives (18-40s) affected by lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and related diseases.

Arthritis in Prime Time will focus on disease management and coping strategies in an upbeat, positive environment for patients and family members.

When: Saturday, October 30th
9am - 4:30 pm

Where: Long Beach Renaissance Hotel
111. E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach

Registration: $25 for one person; $40 for two persons. Scholarships are available.

To register, please visit http://www.arthritisintrospective.org/primetime.htm  


"LOL" for Lupus LA!

Join comedian Jonny Loquasto (CBS Sports Mobile & CBS Mobile's Comedy Channel) on October 27th for a night of laughs to benefit Lupus LA. 8pm at the IMPROV in Brea.

Purchase tickets online.