Lupus SK Society Inc.

Working together to conquer Lupus - 1 in 1000 persons in Canada have Lupus

A Proud Member Organization of Lupus Canada

OUR MISSION: To provide support for those affected by LUPUS through understanding, education, public awareness and research.


April 7th, 2014

A NEW WAY TO DONATE!

Lupus SK is pleased to announce that we are now accepting donations via PayPal. PayPal is a safe, convenient way to send funds online. All you need is a credit card! If you would like to make a contribution to Lupus SK, please use the button below, or in the sidebar on the right.



FIRST ANNUAL PROVINCIAL WALK FOR LUPUS

Lupus SK is pleased to announce the very first Walk for Lupus Saskatchewan. Although Lupus Canada is no longer co-ordinating Walk for Lupus as a national fundraiser, Lupus SK is continuing this great initiative provincially. This means that 100% of the money raised by Walk for Lupus SK will stay in Saskatchewan and contribute to our ongoing efforts for Public Awareness, Public Education, Advocacy for those Living with Lupus, and of course, Lupus Research.

Your help counts! If you would like to collect pledges and participate in a Walk, please download our pledge form brochure or contact Irene Driedger at idriedger@sasktel.net or 1-877-566-6123 for more information.

Currently, Walks are taking place in the following cities:

Meadow Lake:
Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Time: Registration at 12:30 pm, Walk at 1:00 pm
Location: Lions Park
Contact: Melissa McLaughlin memoorcraft@hotmail.com
Please view the Meadow Lake poster here.

Melville:
Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Time: Registration at 9:30 am, Walk at 10:00 am
Location: Melville Regional Park
Contact: Shannon Gottschalk slgottschalk@hotmail.com
Please view the Melfort poster here

Regina:
Date: Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Time: Registration at 12:30 pm, Walk at 1:00 pm
Location: Wascana Lake in Walter Scott Way/Legislative Drive Area
Contact: Michelle Heichert mheichert@sasktel.net
Please view the Regina poster here.

Saskatoon:
Date: Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Time: Registration at 12:30 pm, Walk at 1:00 pm
Location: River Landing Amphitheatre - 110 Spadina Cres. E.
Contact: Irene Driedger idriedger@sasktel.net
Please view the Saskatoon poster here.

If you would like to support Walk for Lupus SK, but do not have a Walk taking place in your area, please consider making an online donation to Lupus SK via PayPal.


SPRING SYMPOSIUM 2014



Date: Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Saturday: Registration 12:30 pm, Presentations from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Speakers: Chelsea Harris - Dietitian, and Dr. Michelle Marcoux - Naturopathic Doctor
Location: Smiley’s Buffet and Catering, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK, in Banquet Room B
(Smiley's Buffet and Catering is located across from Home Depot. There is plenty of free parking behind the restaurant.)
To pre-register or for further information, contact Irene Driedger, 1-877-566-6123 or idriedger@sasktel.net. View the poster here.
Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

ADVENTURE DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL 5th ANNUAL LUPUS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Plans for the 5th annual golf fundraiser are well underway! The date has been set for Friday, August 22th, 2014. View the event poster here. To enter a team, please fill out and mail in our registration form. If you would like to be a part of the golf tournament volunteer team, or for more information, please contact Irene Driedger at 1-877-566-6123 or idriedger@sasktel.net.

Lupus SK thanks Adventure Destinations International for their generosity in continuing as our TITLE SPONSOR for the tournament.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Board Meetings 2014
Dates: Saturdays: April 26, September 6, November 22
Location: Smiley’s Buffet and Catering, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Home Depot)
Everyone is welcome.

Annual General Meeting 2014
Date: Sunday, November 23
Location: Smiley’s Buffet and Catering, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Home Depot)
Everyone is welcome.

LEARN ABOUT LUPUS

"Living Well With Lupus" Fact Booklet
Lupus SK has undertaken an educational outreach project to provide this booklet free of charge in Saskatchewan, to people with lupus and their families. It has also been distributed to Rheumatologists, Family Physicians, Regional Health Authorities, and Pharmacies. If you would like to receive a copy or know of a physician or pharmacy in your area who may have been missed, please contact Irene Driedger at 1-877-566-6123 or idriedger@sasktel.net.

Lupus Information Kit
A free Lupus Information Kit may be requested at our mailing address, toll free phone number or e-mail address listed below. The kit includes basic lupus and membership information, and a complimentary copy of our newsletter, "The Saskatchewan Lupine".

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Lupus SK is proud to say that we are an almost entirely volunteer-run organization. That means a large portion of the funds raised go towards the goals in our mission statement, to provide support for those affected by lupus through understanding, education, public awareness and research. A small amount only, is used for administration. That also means that our volunteers are indispensable! Lupus SK would not exist without volunteers. That is why we need you to please consider joining our team as a volunteer.

New volunteers are always welcome and there are many ways to become involved. Let us know what your talents and interests are and we will find just the right spot for you. We have a lot of fun, we feel connected and the accomplishments are very worthwhile.

If you would like to join us, please contact Irene Driedger at idriedger@sasktel.net or 1-877-566-6123.

CANADAHELPS ONLINE DONATIONS

Lupus SK is pleased to be able to accept online donations through the CanadaHelps.org website.

CanadaHelps.org is a not-for-profit charity portal that serves as an information resource about charities in Canada and seeks to promote and facilitate philanthropy through online giving. As a public foundation, CanadaHelps uses a donor-directed funding model to facilitate online donations from donors to charities. CanadaHelps.org offers its services at a very low cost to the charity and at no cost to the donor.

To view our Charity Profile or make a donation, please use the 'Donate Now' button.



Contact Us!

Box 88, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Call Toll Free: 1-877-566-6123
or e-mail lupus@lupussk.com

Registered charity number: 11902 5880 RR 0001