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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.
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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
LSM Insurance and Lorne Marr Planning Early for 2015 Lupus Bowl
This year's event took place on February 7, 2014 and was a huge success; helping raise over $2500 and spreading awareness in the Toronto/Markham Community.
The event had very good corporate support including Canada Protection Plan, Industrial Alliance and Assumption Life and Marr thinks that the event will continue to gather support among his firms' corporate partners.
Lorne Marr Excited to Showcase His Bowling Skills Again
His wife Chantal Marr, President of LSM Insurance received a letter of support from both the Mayor of Markham, Frank Scarpitti, the Premier of Ontario and Kathleen Wynne. Both Lorne and his wife are hopeful they may be able to get the Mayor or the Premier to attend the event next year.
As an insurance brokerage firm, LSM Insurance specializes in dealing with hard to insure Canadians and therefore, they are no strangers to the financial and emotional devastation caused by a disease such as Lupus. A proactive company, LSM meets the challenges of serious illnesses head on by providing education and information about how insurance greatly eases the financial burden and by raising money for charitable organizations that have pledged to fight these diseases.
The proposed date for next year's event is February 13, 2015. Lorne Marr's donation goal is set for $5000.00. To make a donation to the LSM Lupus Bowl Event please donate online at http://www.lupusontario.org/Donations.aspx or you can call the Lupus Ontario office (toll free) 1-877-240-1099.
Give the Gift of Support
FOR ANY OCCASION, GIVE THE GIFT
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 2014. 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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For those of you who receive Lupus Ontario's newsletter please find the answers to Lupus Link's Volume 12 Issue 2, Spring 2014 Word Find by clicking here
Expert Q & A's
By Dr. Janet Pope
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
Shoppers Drug Mart offers a charity initiative that can greatly benefit Lupus Ontario.
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 Juanita Butler 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 information 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.
Click here to print a copy of the Lupus Ontario membership form
Lupus Ontario's Donna Chu Award goes to...
Paula Coutney, Lori Shedlosky and Michael Stewart pose for a photo shoot honouring Paula Courtney with this year's Donna Chu Award.
Paula Courtney was given 10 years to live in 1993. Her first reaction was, "Not going to happen." She was only 28 and she was not going to let this disease slow her down.
Since then, she has taken that fierce energy and determination and used it to successfully raise lupus awareness and funds for research into this debilitating disease.
Lupus Ontario recognized Paula on November 2, 2013 at the Italian Dinner honouring her with the President's Choice Donna Chu Memorial Award for the most outstanding lupus fundraising volunteer.
To date Paula has raised just shy of $33,000 through the Baby Steps, Step by Step campaign.
Thank you for all that you do. Way To Go Paula!
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The Ultimate SUP Challenge
The Stand Up Whitewater/Flatwater Racing. July 18 - 20, 2014. The Ultimate SUP Challenge is the first event of it's kind in Canada with both whitewater and flatwater racing taking place on the Ottawa River.
$2500 Cash Prize for the overall combined winners of Whitewater and Flatwater 8km.
This year the camping trip will be held at Elora Gorge. It is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural areas in the Grand River valley. The Grand River travels through the gorge, which has 22-metre high cliffs. Riverside trails with safety barriers and scenic overlooks provide stunning views. The cost is only $20.00 per person. You provide your own camping gear and food.