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13th Annual Empowering Lupus Patients Educational Event

Free educational event beneficial to people living with lupus


WHO: People living with lupus and those that care about them
Representatives from the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), the Midwest’s leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.

Presenters include Laughologist Kathy O’Brien and Aromatherapist Julie Folger.

WHAT: Free educational seminar with three sessions covering different topics providing information critical to living with lupus.

9:30am - Registration/Check in
10:00am – Presentation TBD
11:15am – Aromatherapy and Lupus: Presented by Julie Folger, RN and certified aromatherapist
12:30pm – Laugh for your Health: Presented by Kathy O’Brien, RN & Laughologist

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage. Lupus can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Lupus is difficult to diagnose and there is no cure, few treatments and is often a disabling disease.

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – Presentations begin
WHERE: Saint Xavier University; WAC L203, Butler Reception Room
3700 West 103rd St. Chicago, IL 60655

Refreshments will be served

The Lupus Society of Illinois’ mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. LSI serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community.

Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.

Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at or call (312) 542-0002. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter

Contact Info
Lupus Society of Illinois
411 S Wells St, Suite 503
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-542-0002