Lupus Ontario is a team of caring and enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to helping those with lupus live longer and better by raising funds that deliver vital support, education, awareness and research.
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Murray Urowitz, Toronto Western Hospital Lupus Clinic
Dr. Dafna Gladman, Toronto Western Hospital Lupus Clinic
Dr. Janet Pope, St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, Arithritis Institute
Dr. Judah Deburg, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Division
Dr. C. Douglas Smith, The Ottawa Hospital
Dr. Earl Silverman, Hosptial for Sick Children
Dr. Derek Haaland, Barrie and the North
Dr. Mark Matsos, Hamilton Health Sciences McMaster Div and St. Joseph's Hamilton Healthcare
Dr. Amanda Steiman, Rheumatologist in Training, Toronto Western Hospital
Dr. Zahi Touma, Rheumatologist in Training, Toronto Western Hospital
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Anne Matheson and Vince Blosser make a difference. Please take a moment to watch this amazing TV broadcast promoting "New Horizons in Lupus" on June 23 and the Walk for Lupus in Hamilton, ON.
Anne was elected president of Lupus Ontario for a two-year term at the Lupus Ontario 2012 AGM. A founding member of the Lupus Society of Hamilton in 1978. Anne has been an active volunteer since then in several areas of the lupus movement, locally, provincially and nationally. She has a keen interest in advancing efforts around research in lupus and promoting awareness through the media. Anne gained experience on the Lupus Canada Board in the role of 2nd Vice President, and Chairs of Fundraising and Research. She organized the first Lupus Canada Medical Symposium held in Niagara Falls in April 2002 and has served on the Lupus Ontario Board of Directors since 2003. Anne continues to run a lupus support group in Hamilton.
Julia Kane, President for 8 of the past 12 years and has assumed the role of Director at Large on the Lupus Ontario Board. We are proud of the strides Lupus Ontario has made under Julia's leadership and extend sincere appreciation and best wishes to her for a job well done.
There is no greater gift you can give to someone living with lupus, a life altering disease, than the gift of support. When you make a donation to Lupus Ontario, we can deliver programs and services that help people with lupus live longer and better lives. In addition, your donation helps us increase public awareness , education and research.
Lupus Ontario faces major challenges in 2013. Please consider making a donation to Lupus Ontario. We are a small charity with a big heart that is making a difference. The person or people you choose to honour with your gift will receive a card and a notification that you have celebrated them with a donation to Lupus Ontario. Each charitable gift over $20 is tax receiptable.
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Question:"I have had blood work for possible Lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. My ANA has been increasingly elevated over the past 18 months. I have a very high anti-DNA (SS) but my anti-DNA (DS) is within normal range. What is the difference in these titers? What are they specific for? "
Answer: A single stranded antiDNA is more common than a double stranded and not specific for Lupus. However, you don't need to have either antiDNA antibodies positive ... Read More
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You can donate some or all of your Shoppers Optimum Points to Lupus Ontario. This will help us purchase merchandise at Shoppers Drug Mart such as office supplies and fundraising items. Please click here to find out how you can help. Donate Your Shoppers Optimum Points to Lupus Ontario! Lupus Ontario thanks the many members who have donated their Optimum Points.membership brochure and mail to Lupus Ontario or call 1-877-240-1099 (Ontario only) and speak with Karen.
Let's Conquer Lupus…
Lupus Ontario will provide support in all of your fundraising endeavours. Please contact the Lupus Ontario office at 1-877-240-1099 or email Nicole Wright at email@example.com to notify us of your event in support of a great cause.
Become a Lupus Ontario Member
Lupus Ontario's membership fee is only $25.00 per calendar year.
There are many benefits to membership with Lupus Ontario:
You will receive a complimentary copy of the booklet "Living Well With Lupus; Facts"
You will receive three newsletters a year that will bring you infomration from current research to upcoming activities
You will be part of a vibrant organization that is making a difference in the lives of people living with lupus.
If you are already a member please complete the Membership Renewal form for 2013 on page three (3) of your recent Lupus Link Fall/Winter 2012 newsletter.
To become a member of Lupus Ontario please print the Lupus Ontario
Events with Lupus Ontario
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