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Los Angeles Walk To End Lupus Now, September 28th

Join the movement and walk with us! The West Coast's largest lupus event attracts more than 3,000 participants to L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles.

The LA Walk ... So much fun!
October 3rd, 9am: The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease's 2019 Healthy Equity Awards

You’re invited to join The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and Congressman Tony Cardenas on Thursday, October 3 for an in-depth discussion about chronic conditions in diverse communities. The event, scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, will include a panel discussion with local health experts and the presentation of PFCD’s 2019 Health Equity Award to Rep. Cardenas for his dedication to promoting policies that address health disparities and improve health outcomes. PFCD is an internationally-recognized organization of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising healthcare costs: chronic disease. Come listen to Rep. Cardenas and other health experts to learn about the impact of chronic disease here in California and what we are doing in the #Fight4Health. Seating is limited and filling up fast! Please send your RSVP via email to [email protected] by September 27, and call Kathryn, Sofia, or Brandon with any questions at (323) 466-3445.

Join us on October 3rd at Get On Board With Giving!

Enjoy "Around the World" food stations, tray passed appetizers, fresh donut station and coffee. Silent & Live Auction, Heads & Tails game, photo booth, and raffle prizes. Benefitting Lupus Foundation of America & Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) Pet Therapy Program. Thursday, October 3rd 6-10pm STRAWBERRY FARMS GOLF CLUB 11 Strawberry Farms Road, Irvine, CA 92612 Admission: $100 per person LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY Yachty By Nature, Your Captains of Smooth Rock

Regional Director's Update, July 2019

I’m so happy to report Lupus Awareness Month—celebrated during the month of May—was a huge success! We were very active in promoting education, fundraising, and connecting with local supporters. As one small sign of our increased efforts, our number of followers on Instagram (@LupusOrgSoCal) grew by 42% in May. During May, we saw a record number of Facebook Fundraisers created nationally, raising over $190,000! This is 30% more than May, 2018. Keep up the good work!

On May 30th, the Standing Eight screening attracted more than 100 guests to the ArcLight Hollywood for an inspirational evening highlighted by the 25-minute film. Most of us have rarely seen lupus portrayed on the big screen, and many of the lupus warriors in attendance commented on how empowering it was to see their struggle represented in the movie. Afterward, Kazy Tauginas, the film’s creator, joined Dr. Deborah McCurdy from UCLA Health and LFA President/CEO Stevan Gibson for a panel discussion. (You can rent Standing Eight on Amazon or Vimeo.)

This summer, one of our focus areas will be participating in in-district congressional visits, when our representatives are in their home districts on recess. We plan to meet with as many local members of Congress as possible—if you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] With August meetings, we will be well-positioned to maintain regular contact through the Fall and Winter in advance of our March 2020 Advocacy Summit in Washington DC.

Warmly,

Matthew

P.S. Please join us on Saturday, September 28th for the Los Angeles Walk To End Lupus Now. www.walktoendlupus.org/losangeles

P.P.S. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@LupusOrgSoCal) and Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lupusorgsocal