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.


October 21, 2017

FALL SYMPOSIUM

Date: Saturday October 21st, 2017
Location: Smiley’s Buffet & Event Center, Banquet Room B -702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Home Depot)
Time: Registration at 12:30 pm, presentations at 1:00 pm
Speakers:Dr. Alan Rosenburg - Pediatric Rheumatologist and Dr. Tori Crowter, Acupuncturist

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.

WALK FOR LUPUS 2017

Thank You to everyone that came out to Lupus SK's Walk for Lupus event in Saskatoon on Sunday May 28, 2017. Lupus Sk would also like to thak our Media Sponsor - Saskatoon Media Group, 600 CJWW, 98COOL and 92.9 The Bull for all their support. Thanks for making this walk another success and we look forward to seeing you all out again next year! Stay tuned for 2018 Walk for Lupus Date.

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.

LUPUS BBQ'S

A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out this summer to support our Lupus SK BBQ's at the Saskatoon Co-op Food Store in Stonebridge and Westview this summer.

This fundraiser was a great success and a lot of fun! Thanks again to everyone that came out and to the Saskatoon Co-op Staff for all their assistance at these events. We look forward to seeing you all again next summer!

LUPUS SK'S 3RD ANNUAL "NO SHOW EVENT"

Save the Date! June 23rd, 2017. We want to thank Jim Yuel and the group with Adventure Destinations International for being our Title Sponsor for Lupus SK's "No Show Event" the past two years. Jim and the group at Adventure Destinations International support over the past 7 years has been a huge help to keeping the Lupus SK Society viable. Jim and ADI thank you so much for your support! This year we look to other sponsors and supporters to help make the 3rd 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.

CENTENNIAL 360 12 IN 12 COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN 2015

Every month Centennial 360, a Saskatoon-based firm monthly donates $1000 to a charity or non-profit organization that is nominated by the community. The winner is decided by the total number of online nomination forms submitted.

For the fourth consecutive year Lupus SK has won the $1000 prize for the month of October. THANK YOU to all who submitted nomination forms. THANK YOU, Centennial 360. What a way to recognize Lupus Month!

VI VAN ALLEN'S ANNUAL MELFORT CRAFT & BAKE SALE

Vi Van Allen will hold her Annual Melfort Craft & Bake Sale, Thursday October 26, 2017 and we look forward to another year of good quality crafts and delicious baking. Vi has many friends who support her in this venture, both by contributing articles and food items and also by purchasing. There are also those who enjoy some of the Norwegian baking which Vi hersefl contributes. Late October has proven to be a suitable date for this fundraiser because some rural friends dontate pumpkins, just in time for Halloween and other bring crafts for Christmas giving. Thank you to everyone who supports Lupus SK in this way. Hope to see you there!

LUPUS SK LOOKING FOR A NEW PRESIDENT

Volunteer duties include chairing 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

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. Contact Tammy Schmidt by email at 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 2017
Dates: September 9(via teleconfernce call), November 25
Location: Smiley’s Buffet and Event Center, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Home Depot)
Everyone is welcome.

AGM 2017
Date: November 25
Location: Smiley’s Buffet and Event Center, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Home Depot)
Everyone is welcome.

Fall Symposium
Dates: Fall: October 21st - Smiley's Buffet & Event Centre, 702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Home Depot).
Registration: 12:30pm Presentation: 1:00pm.
Presenters: Dr. Alan Rosenburg - Pediatric Rheumatologist and Dr. Tori Crowter, Acupuncturist.
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.

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