18 May 2015 — Thriving Despite Lupus


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SUNDAY, MAY 31 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY — BUT ON THE FIFTH SUNDAY (to avoid Memorial Day weekend) meeting for May! Special Guest Speaker: visiting Rotary Youth Exchange student Joao Victor Gomes Santos. We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, open for now; Pledge, Brenda; Four-Way Test, Natalia; Rotary Minute, Brenda; don’t be surprised if someone else ends up with the Pledge…)





This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about lupus.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Members.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about. Click here to visit the Campaign page.











From Brenda Bradford, this month’s Rotary E-Wareness Campaign Coordinator:

Lupus is often called a cruel mystery. It strikes without warning, has unpredictable, sometimes fatal effects, lasts a lifetime, and has no known cause and no known cure.

There’s more to lupus than meets the eye, it is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. Lupus is hidden from view because people often times may not look sick. It is more pervasive than people think, and strikes on a scale that the public does not realize.

Lupus has many different symptoms, and, because of that, affects each person differently. Lupus can cause a mild skin rash or achy joints, or can involve the kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, or other internal organs.

This week’s program provides a first hand look at Lupus – stories from those who suffer from this “cruel mystery” as well as medical information from Ann Parke, MBB MD FACR and John M.A. Nascimento, MD FACP FACR.

Brought to you in partnership by The Lupus Foundation of America CT Chapter and Steven Roberge of NameBreaker Productions.


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3 responses to 18 May 2015 — Thriving Despite Lupus

  1. Brenda, thank you for opening my eyes to this insidious, life-altering disease.

  2. Thank you, Linda. I hope everyone is able to learn a little more about this disease through this campaign.

  3. Yoko said on May 31, 2015

    Thank you for sharing the information. I hope this will enlighten a lot of people about the disease. It sure taught me a bunch. Thank you.

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