Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter
Join a Lupus Support Group
St. Louis
2nd Thursday of the month
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Northwest Healthcare
Kansas City
2nd Monday of the month
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Medical Center
Ask the Experts: Teleconferences
A series of live educational teleconferences on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home. Calls are one hour and are accessible via a toll-free number. Calls will also be recorded and posted online. Registration is required.
Upcoming Teleconferences:
Clinical Trials 101
Thursday, June 15,, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM, CST
Presenter: Dr. Namieta Janssen, Rheumatologist from Houston, TX
Teens with Lupus: Transitioning into Adulthood
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM, CST
Presenter: Austin Dalrymple, DO; Pediatric Rheumatologist & Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Saint Louis University and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
For a full list of topic descriptions and all upcoming teleconferences or to register for one or more, click on the link below or call 314-644-2222 or 800-958-7876.
June 18!  
Make Dad Smile! Buy your Father's Day gifts at Amazon Smile and Amazon donates to the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter. Every eligible AmazonSmile purchase earns us 0.5% in donations all year long whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  
CLICK HERE to get started
Schnucks eScrip is a fundraising card you present to the cashier at check out and for every dollar you spend, Schnucks will contribute up to 3% of your purchase amount to the Heartland Chapter. Visit any Schnucks and request a Community Card then register your card. Make certain you select "Lupus Foundation Amer Heartland Chapter" when you register.
Lupus Education Conference in St. Louis

Saturday, August 19, 2017
The Lodge Des Peres
Check our website as additional details will be coming soon. 
Women's Health & Reproductive Issues With Lupus
As a woman with lupus, it is important to work with your doctor to monitor your reproductive health. However, the most important reproductive health issues for you to consider will change as you move through life.  
Check out this article and NEW infographic highlighting what women with lupus need to be concerned with throughout their life-span.
What is Lupus? New Online Video

Our new online video features Dr. Katherine Temprano, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine & Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director at Saint Louis University who provides a comprehensive overview of lupus, including how lupus is diagnosed, treated and managed.
This video is designed for newly diagnosed lupus patients, those who suspect they may have lupus, or anyone who needs a refresher on the basics of the disease.
Upcoming Lupus Presentations & Workshops
Lupus Learning & Living
Kansas City Education Conference
Topics & Presenters:
Introduction to Lupus
Julian Magadan III, MD, The Center for Rheumatic Disease
Lupus and Its Association with Other Autoimmune Diseases
Mark Box, MD, Kansas City Internal Medicine
Lupus and Nutrition
Derek Helderman, RD, LD, St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center 
Saturday, June 24, 2017
St. Joseph Medical Center
Community Center for Health & Education (Building D)
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Cost: $10 per person for lunch
Lupus: Medicine, Side Effects & Risk
Understanding the side effects and risks associated with medication is an important consideration for everyone. Learn more about these contributing factors as Alfred Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of the Lupus Clinic at Washington University discusses these dynamics and how it relates to your decision for treatment options.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Memorial Health and Education Center
706 East Highway 50
O’Fallon, Il 62269
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Lupus WolfRide - August 5, 2017
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The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is excited to bring the new and improved Lupus WolfRide Charity Cycling Event to beautiful Eureka, MO. The ride starts and finishes in Eureka’s Lions Park where the City is hosting their annual Route 66 BBQ Blast. Who doesn’t like BBQ?!  All paid cyclists will receive a ticket for a complimentary lunch.
Ride historic Route 66 with three route options through beautiful Eureka, Pacific, Gray Summit, Villa Ridge and Washington, Missouri.  
Get your “licks” at the Route 66 BBQ Blast located at the finish line. Bring the entire family – the event includes:
  • Food Tents, Beer Vendors & Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids Activities
  • Live Bands & Free Outdoor Movies 
Designed for recreational cyclists and racers alike, the Lupus WolfRide has been named the "best organized charity cycling event in the region".
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Kansas City, Saturday, September 23, 2017 | Shawnee Mission Park 
St. Louis Walk to End Lupus Now 
Thank you to everyone who came to the St. Louis Walk to End Lupus Now and raised funds to support our mission. We have not reached our fundraising goal yet so please consider making a donation.You can still donate online for the St. Louis Walk until June 6.  
CLICK HERE to make a general donation to the St. Louis Walk to End Lupus Now or donate to an individual walker. 
CLICK HERE to see photos from the St. Louis Walk
Heartland Chapter Annual Report
Attached to the end of this e-newsletter you will find a copy of the Heartland Chapter's 2015-2016 Annual Report highlighting our accomplishments this past year. If you would like to receive a printed copy in the mail, please call us at 314-644-2222, or 800-958-7876 or
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