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Summer Jam Youth Retreat 
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June 12-14, 2020
YMCA Trout Lodge
The last day to register is May 13, 2020
Join us as we head back to the groovy 70’s for this FREE camp for girls ages 12-19 with lupus or other mixed connective tissue diseases. Learn how to manage your lupus while making new friends who share your health challenges. Campers may bring one friend.
Our camp counselors have lots of fun activities planned including banana boat rides, crafts, team building games, and of course s’mores.  We also have nurses on staff to help with medications and health concerns.
Camp fills quickly so don't delay!
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Resources to Help You Live Better with Lupus
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in St. Louis
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Kansas City
Article ImageThis free workshop offered in St. Louis and Kansas City provides trustworthy, reliable and high-quality resources that will connect, empower and educate people affected by lupus.
Learn more about how to better manage your disease with tools provided by Us in Lupus and about the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter’s resources, programs and support services.
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Facebook Fundraising to Support Lupus
Article ImageDid you know that Facebook will donate $5 to every newly created birthday fundraiser posted on a US user's account? PLUS Facebook eliminated transaction fees for nonprofits, so 100% of donations made through the platform go directly to the organization.The money will come from the Facebook Donations Fund to help nonprofits boost fundraising. 
Do you have a birthday coming up? Please consider creating a birthday fundraiser to support the Heartland Chapter or create a fundraiser on your Facebook page and in just a few clicks your friends can support our chapter without leaving Facebook.
Lupus Locks - A Deep Dive Into Hair & Scalp Issues in Lupus
Research has shown that black women develop lupus at a younger age with more life-threatening complications. For these reasons, it's crucial to continue raising awareness and educating the black community about the signs and symptoms of lupus.
Of the many challenges with lupus, changes with your hair and scalp are some of the most difficult to cope with for many women, and even men with lupus. In the black community, one's hair is often considered a crowning glory - but what happens when lupus robs you of that? Throughout Black History Month, stay tuned to our Facebook Page as we hear from warriors and hair and health experts about the impact of lupus on their hair and/ or scalp as well as tips for treatment and management.
Join us at the 2020 National Lupus Advocacy Summit
The 2020 National Lupus Advocacy Summit will be held from March 15-17, 2020 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Join hundreds of lupus advocates from across the country and urge your members of Congress to support funding for lupus research and policies to improve the lives of everyone living with this disease.
Benlysta Trial for Lupus Nephritis Hits All Endpoints
GSK announced positive headline results for a two-year clinical trial of Benlysta® (belimumab) for treating lupus-related kidney disease. The phase 3 study met all of its designated endpoints while demonstrating a favorable safety profile. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved Benlysta for use in treating mild to moderate lupus. This new trial specifically examined its effectiveness for treating lupus-related kidney disease.  
Resources & Information
Heartland Chapter Resources
Check out our new and expanding list of resources on our new website, including assistance with prescriptions, housing, transportation and more. If you know of a helpful resource, let us know. 
Tips for Avoiding Raynaud's Disease this Winter
Raynaud's Disease (RD) occurs in up to one-third of individuals with lupus and results from inflammation of nerves or blood vessels generally triggered by stress or by cold temperatures. Check out our tips for avoiding RD this winter. 
The Expert Series
The Expert Series is a new educational video series featuring empowering presentations from leading lupus experts with a focus on helping you live well with lupus. Each month, lupus experts will offer invaluable insight on a variety of important topics, providing you with the knowledge you need to better manage the disease.  
Find a Lupus Clinical Trial
Participating in research can bring us closer to finding new treatments and improve the lives of people affected by lupus. We’ve partnered with Antidote, a digital health company, to bring you the latest in clinical trial matching technology. Start searching today to find a trial that matches your needs and interests quickly and easily.

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