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.


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.



Lupus SK 2020 Raffle

For only $2.00 you have a chance to win that One-Night Stay at a luxury grain bin accommodation at the "Alive Sky Lodge" in Rosetown, SK. including a farm breakfast, private hot tub and fire pit.

The 2020 Annual Ticket Raffle is being held throughout spring and summer. Let's make an extra effort to sell as many as possible! Tickets are available through Irene Driedger, call 1-800-566-6123 or email idriedger@sasktel.net.

Draw date: Saturday October 24th at 3:30pm at the Fall Symposium. Funds are used for furthering education, public awareness & research into lupus.

2020 Fall Symposium

Date: Saturday October 24, 2020

Location: Smiley's Buffet & Event Center, Banquet Room B - 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK

Time: Registration at 12:30 pm, presentations at 1:00 pm

Speakers:

Dr. Kate Neufeld - BSc(Hons), MD, FRCPC
Exploring Mental Health in Childhood Systemic Erythematosus

Vanessa Heffner - CHC
Chronic Disease & Weight Management 101

Everyone is welcome including youth with lupus, or any autoimmune disease, those newly diagnosed or veterans, family members, medical personnel, or anyone with an interest in the multitude of questions that surround the diseases included in the term autoimmune.

Admission is free of charge.

Contact the coordinator to pre-register or for further details. Irene Driedger at 1-877-566-6123 or idriedger@sasktel.net.

View event details here

2020 Spring Symposium

Date: POSTPONED

Location: Smiley's Buffet & Event Center, Banquet Room B - 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK

Time: Registration at 12:30 pm, presentations at 1:00 pm

Speakers: Travis Treso - Hemp Haven

Everyone is welcome including youth with lupus, or any autoimmune disease, those newly diagnosed or veterans, family members, medical personnel, or anyone with an interest in the multitude of questions that surround the diseases included in the term autoimmune.

Admission is free of charge.

Contact the coordinator to pre-register or for further details. Irene Driedger at 1-877-566-6123 or idriedger@sasktel.net.

View event details here

2020 Spring Fling

Date: POSTPONED

Location: Smiley's Buffet & Event Center - 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK

Cocktails: 6:00PM

Dinner: 6:30PM

For more information contact Irene Driedger at 1-877-566-6123 or idriedger@sasktel.net.

View event details here

2020 Walk For Lupus

SASKATOON: Sunday May 24, 2020 - Virtual Walk

REGINA: Saturday September 26, 2020 at Walter Scott Way by the Legislative building

Download your pledge sheet here, or for more information, please contact Irene Driedger by e-mail at idriedger@sasktel.net or by cell at 1-306-227-9562.

View event details: Saskatoon / Regina

Hello Lupus SK Members,

I hope this message finds you and your family well and managing through this difficult time of COVID-19 and self-isolation.

As you know, May is usually when we host our Walk for Lupus fundraiser. As a volunteer not-for-profit organization, fundraising is critical to providing support for people affected by Lupus and funding valuable research.

So rather than cancel the walk, we are being innovative and hosting a Virtual Walk. A long-time member and Lupus SK Saskatoon Area Contact, Betty Cole, along with nine walking friends, will participate in a physically distant walk on behalf of Lupus families and friends that are collecting pledges.

The 10 friends will walk by the river on the morning of May 24th and wear signs supporting Lupus SK and the people they are walking on behalf of.

Please note, we are following Public Health orders and therefore, the actual walk details will not be shared publicly. However, the media will be invited and pictures will be taken and shared on the Lupus SK Facebook page.

Watch for our Walk for Lupus 2020 mascot, Sadie the Dog, who will be joining the walkers.

This year's pledge sheet is attached. Donors can pay you directly with cash or a cheque payable to Lupus SK. Once you are finished collecting, please mail your completed pledge form, with your signature, donor cheques, and your cheque for the total amount of cash pledges (DO NOT send cash in the mail) to: Irene Driedger, Lupus SK Treasurer, 316 - 158 Pawlychenko Lane, Saskatoon S7V 0C3. Donations can also be made online using CanadaHelps.org, PayPal or e-Transfer.

For updates and the Virtual Walk for Lupus 2020 details and pics, follow the Lupus SK Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/lupus.sask/

We encourage you to share any Virtual Walk for Lupus 2020 information by email or social media with your friends, family and contacts. Quickly spread your story to build momentum and raise more money!

Save The Dates 2020

Saturday April 18Spring Symposium - POSTPONED
Thursday May 7 - 9:30am-11:30amSeniors Breakfast @ Sobey's Stonebridge - CANCELLED
Friday May 8Spring Fling Fundraiser - POSTPONED
Friday May 10World Lupus Day
Thursday May 14 - 9:30am-11:30amSeniors Breakfast @ Sobey's Stonebridge - CANCELLED
Thursday May 21 - 9:30am-11:30amSeniors Breakfast @ Sobey's Stonebridge - CANCELLED
Friday May 24Saskatoon WFL - VIRTUAL/GROUP WALK
Thursday May 28 - 9:30am-11:30amSeniors Breakfast @ Sobey's Stonebridge - CANCELLED
Thursday June 25BBQ - Stonebridge Co-op Saskatoon - CANCELLED
Friday June 26Lupus No Show Golf Tournament
Saturday June 27Hafford Show & Shine Fundraiser
TBAPilot Butte Golf Tournament
Wednesday August 19Crossmount Cider Co. - Yoga Fitness
Friday August 21BBQ - Attridge Co-op Saskatoon
Friday August 28BBQ - Stonebridge Co-op Saskatoon
Saturday August 29Board Meeting
Saturday September 26Regina WFL
Saturday October 24Fall Symposium
Saturday November 28Board Meeting & AGM

Lupus SK'S 7th Annual "No Show Golf Event"

Save the Date! Friday June 26th, 2020 is our 7th Annual No Show Event. This year we look to our sponsors and supporters both new and recurring, to help make the 7th Annual "No Show Event" a success. No Show Events are something new in the corporate world. The charity continues to send out a letter requesting a monetary sponsorship, for an event that will not require expenses or volunteers. Thanks in advance for your support again this year.

Lupus & Autoimmunity Summit

Lupus SK 2019 BBQ's

Lupus SK had another successful summer of BBQ fundraisers. We had wonderful turn-outs, both with volunteers and patrons. The donations and purchases from the BBQ's are helping us spread the awareness of Lupus that much more. Thank you to all who have volunteered their time, you know we can't do these fundraisers without your support. Thank you to Saskatoon CO-OP & RBC staff for your on-going help. Our fundraising dollars go to research, education, awareness, and support in Saskatchewan! These fundraisers have been a great success and a lot of fun! If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events listed above, please send an email to Ann at k.a.vanderwal@shaw.ca

Centennial 360

A special thank you to Centennial Plumbing in Saskatoon for the generous donation of $1000.00 to Lupus SK. This community minded company has been a supporter of Lupus SK. over several years. Thanks again to Steven Simpson and his team!

2020 Hafford Show & Shine

Date: June 27, 2020

Location: Main St., Hafford, SK

Registration starts 11am - Beer Gardens open until 11pm

100% of proceeds donated to Lupus SK Society Inc.

For more information contact Larry Dale on Facebook or 306-491-3877

VIEW EVENT DETAILS HERE

Lupus SK is Looking for Board Members and Volunteers

This could be YOU! Volunteer duties include attend 3 meetings per year, and could include helping out at Symposiums, the Lupus Walk, and other fundraising events throughout the year. If you have a passion to help create awareness and educate the community more on Lupus, this could be the Volunteer position for you. If you are interested please send an email to idriedger@sasktel.net.

Java Talk, Saskatoon - Cancelled Until Further Notice

This is an opportunity for those interested to meet for socializing, networking and support. The group is casual, informal and inclusive. We welcome anyone with lupus or any autoimmune condition, family and friends to attend.

Java Talk meets approximately once a month. The date, time and place will be sent by email to those expressing an interest in participating. Email gt5.schmidthouse@gmail.com for more info.

Information on the contact list will be used for the express purpose of Java Talk, and at no time will be distributed for any reason outside of Java Talk without prior written consent.

Upcoming Meetings

BOARD MEETINGS 2020
Dates: March 28, August 29, November 28
Location: Smiley's Buffet and Event Center, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK
Everyone is welcome.

AGM 2020
Date: November 28
Location: Smiley's Buffet and Event Center, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK
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

lupus@lupussk.com
Box 88, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
1-877-566-6123

Registered charity number: 11902 5880 RR 0001

Thank You to our Sponsors: