One Patient’s Story-You Don’t Look Sick

One Patient’s Story-You Don’t Look Sick
The Local Lupus Alliance is proud to share the first in a series of teaching videos we are developing... all will be educational and informative, but some will be more raw and human, from the people who are directly affected by lupus, the patients and families who live with this illness each and every day. Here is Susie's story-she has lupus. We are so grateful to her for her strength and courage ...
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Sisters and Brothers Cd Release Party to benefit the Local Lupus Alliance

Sisters and Brothers Cd Release Party to benefit the Local Lupus Alliance
Gregg Cheech Hall and numerous musicians in the La Crosse, WI area including Grammy Winner Bill Miller (see complete list and times below) have come together to bring us an amazing new CD for our listening pleasure with the proceeds benefiting the Local Lupus Alliance. Our nonprofit organization is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from this amazing event and are honored to be in the co...
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Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report estimates that one in four Americans lives with rheumatic diseases, lupus is one of them. The chances are you know someone who is affected by one of these diseases. Many with these illnesses don't look sick, but managing their condition will be a life-long struggle, and sometimes simple tasks like writing can be difficult. Early interve...
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The LLA looking to sponsor 12 children to go to CampMash

The LLA looking to sponsor 12 children to go to CampMash
The Local Lupus Alliance is excited to announce as part of our Compassionate Care program, that we are looking to sponsor up to 12 children with lupus this year, to go to a camp in Wis Dells called Camp Mash. http://wicampmash.org/ the camp is 6 days Aug 5-10. The children need to be between the age of 8-17 and have lupus or other autoimmune inflammatory illness and be from our La Crosse and surr...
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The Local Lupus Alliance is proud to preview their new promotional video on their 6 & 24 Hour Run

The Local Lupus Alliance is proud to preview their new promotional video on their 6 & 24 Hour Run
The Local Lupus Alliance is pleased to share their new video promoting their Goosebumps 6/24 Hour Run/Walk an exciting, fun, and unique fundraiser put on every year in September. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6C1ZJqYnek You can walk or run as little or as much as you like in the 6 or 24 hour time frame. This is the perfect opportunity to test yourself; walk one loop, stop and hang out, or ...
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The LLA Participates in the 1st Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month the Nation’s Leading Cause of Disability is in the Spotlight this September

The LLA Participates in the 1st Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month the Nation’s Leading Cause of Disability is in the Spotlight this September
The Local Lupus Alliance is helping to raise awareness about rheumatic diseases in La Crosse, WI this September during the first annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its national public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks. More than 52.5 million Americans – young and old – live with painful, debilitating, and life-threatening rheu...
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LLA Continues to grow Awareness

LLA Continues to grow Awareness
The Local Lupus Alliance continues to work hard to get the word out about Lupus as well as let the public know we are here to help for those suffering from this terrible illness. April was a busy month with the Coulee Parenting Connection Family Fun Expo April 3rd at the Onalaska, WI Omni Center, Family Fun Expo with approx. 4,000 in attendance, and the Viterbo University Health Expo April 12th,...
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La Crosse Design Institute (LDI) Student assists LLA

La Crosse Design Institute (LDI) Student assists LLA
For a teenager, creating a video can be a daily occurrence; for a small non-profit, creating a video can seem a monumental task.  Thankfully, because of La Crosse Design Institute (LDI) and eighth grader Sam Quackenboss, the Local Lupus Alliance has its first video to help teach people about lupus, the immune system, and autoimmune disorders.  The Local Lupus Alliance was thrilled to partner wit...
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LLA featured in Coulee Region Women magazine

LLA featured in Coulee Region Women magazine
Richard Chrz, co-founder and executive director of the Local Lupus Alliance was featured in the June/July issue of Coulee Region Women magazine, a regional, award winning magazine in La Crosse, WI. Their June/July issue focused on "The Men in our Lives." This was great exposure for the Local Lupus Alliance and helped bring attention to this devastating disease. The article shared some aspects of ...
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LLA Grows Awareness with Billboards as well as Local and State Proclamations

LLA Grows Awareness with Billboards as well as Local and State Proclamations
The Local Lupus Alliance continues to make strides in growing awareness with their goal to find ways to be in the public's eye each month. Richard Chrz, executive director of the LLA, reached out to Tim Kabat, the mayor of La Crosse, and Scott Walker, the Governor of Wisconsin, with both issuing official proclamations making May, Lupus Awareness Month. The Local Lupus Alliance also had bill...
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