I find myself at times wanting it to be Spring. Do you? When you live in Minnesota who wouldn’t, right? When I see the sun peeking out over the cloud-laden skies in March, it’s almost as if Spring and Summer are teasing you. And yet I know there are many individuals who love winter and all the activities it has to offer from cross country skiing to snowmobiling. Many who are likely sad to see winter leave … including my son who can’t get enough ice fishing time!Read More
They’re coming! The favorite Walk & 5K events benefiting Lupus Link Minnesota will land in May this year to celebrate Lupus Awareness Month! Mark your calendar and plan to participate as we raise funds to advance our mission.Read More
Both new board members who joined the Lupus Link Board of Directors in January share a connection with Lupus Link Minnesota’s mission of advancing knowledge and mobilizing resources to improve the lives of Minnesotans affected by lupus and related autoimmune diseases. Learn more about Tracey Galowitz, attorney at Galowitz Olson Law, PLLC, and Cindy Chang, registered nurse and RN referral coordinator for the Minneapolis VA Medical Center's Community Care Service Line.Read More
The Lupus Link Minnesota Board of Directors announces grants to fund lupus research at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. As an independent nonprofit organization, Lupus Link Minnesota funds research and researchers to find a cure and more effective treatments for people living with lupus.
A total of $70,000 has been awarded to projects by two Minnesota-based researchers in order to pursue these efforts. Those scientists and their projects are described below:Read More
If you were at The Great (Point) 8K you might have had the chance to meet Lupus Link Minnesota’s newest board member, Christopher Dunn, and his wife, Kejal. Making their way to Minnesota from sunny Atlanta, Dunn is a Client Account Executive at ADP. He is passionate about the work of nonprofit organizations and has boundless enthusiasm for serving on the Board of Directors and connecting with the lupus and related autoimmune disease community ...Read More
It’s that time of the year when society collectively turns to an attitude of gratitude. It might not be present everywhere, but it definitely has me reflecting on what we have at Lupus Link Minnesota. As much as I know this attitude should be present all year long, we’re often working toward the things we don’t have.Read More
Many people with lupus question having immunizations, thinking it may cause a flare. Here Paul Sufka, M.D., addresses those concerns:
The decision to receive any medical intervention should come down to evaluation of the potential risks and benefits.
“Maybe stories are just data with a soul.”
― Brené Brown
I’m a very data-driven person. I love numbers, charts, Excel spreadsheets, and cool data visualizations. Having spent 17 years of my life engaged in lupus research, I’ve given many talks about lupus over the years. Most of these talks were vehicles for sharing data. My PowerPoint slides would be filled with tables, charts, figures, and whatever fancy, new-fangled, hyper-colored method I was using at the time to try to display my latest complex dataset. Swimming in the depths of numbers and data patterns is my idea of professional bliss.Read More
Last month, Lupus Link Minnesota visited the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota to hear our 2017 student research fellows’ final presentations. Each provided proof that this next generation is dedicated to furthering lupus research, hopefully for the next breakthrough. Watch them recount their experiences and ...Read More
With the passing of Labor Day, life as we know it goes back to “normal:” kids go back to school, Minnesota State Fairgoers (attempt to) return to healthier eating habits, and summer vacations become cherished memories. With this bittersweet transition, however, we also regain familiarity and routine.
For us at Lupus Link Minnesota, ...Read More
To create a brand identity that would embody the mission and work we do, we worked with the team at Saint Paul Media and they delivered a design that captured our work, voice, and will serve us for many years to come.Read More
If your employer offers a workplace giving program or campaign, consider directing a portion of your earnings directly to Lupus Link Minnesota. Your generous payroll deduction or campaign contribution, like other gifts to our organization, supports lupus research, education and awareness efforts, and support to those living with lupus and related autoimmune diseases.Read More
It’s simple really. Just .8 K. See the point? We’re not talking eight kilometers, but just a fraction of one. In miles, it’s just shy of a half of a mile. Regardless, you’ll be going the distance for lupus awareness and in support of our work here in Minnesota. Join us at The Great (Point) 8K on Saturday, October 14 at the beautiful Central Park in Maple Grove. Secure your registration today.Read More
Our Student Research Fellowship Program aims to inspire the next generation of researchers dedicated to the lupus cause. This year, five undergraduate students were awarded summer fellowships, totaling approximately $22,500 in research funding. As the summer draws to a close, so does their experience.Read More
Board and staff have been on a fast-paced journey these past months, working diligently to get Lupus Link Minnesota up and running. It’s been a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of individuals. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” These words from Margaret Mead have never felt so real to me.Read More
A friend of mine was recently describing the amount of time and energy his two teenagers had invested as volunteer stagehands in a local community theatre production. He delved into the dedication and commitment it took for everyone, himself included as a cast member, to pull together all elements of the play -- from lighting to costumes to scene construction to ticket sales -- before opening night. If you’ve been involved in any type of theatre production, and even if you haven’t, you likely know what you’re witnessing on stage is a fraction of the effort.Read More