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The Lupus and Longevity Luncheon was awesome. Tanya R. Allen of ForeverFresh was the keynote speaker and Comedian Horace H.B. Sanders made us laugh until our sides hurt. We hope to see you in May of next year at the Motor City Sound Board for our 5th Anniversary Gala!
Be sure that you visit our gracious sponsors: St. John Providence, Aetna, DMC Sinai - Grace Hospital and United Healthcare
Lupus Detroit Does Yoga
Many thanks to Kimberli Boyd for guiding Lupus Warriors and Supporters through Hath Yoga during our May Lupus Warrior Support Group Meeting! Always great to learn new coping techniques.
April's Lupus Warrior Support Group Meeting Was Excellent
Lupus Detroit's President is "One Tough Cookie"
Many thanks to the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan for recognizing Lupus Detroit's Founder and President, Sharon, as "One Tough Cookie". Joining her is "One Tough Cookie" alumna, WXYZ-TV's Glenda Lewis and Lupus Warrior, Sandra Epps, also a "One Tough Cookie". The award's celebration was spectacular! Congrats, Ladies!
Our photo from the January 2016 Lupus Warrior Support Group Meeting! Reggie White, M.Div., offered us tips on how to cope while living out loud on purpose. It was a informative and great time had by everyone! Reggie you are awesome!
How Your Donations Are Helping Lupus Warriors
Please consider a donation to Lupus Detroit. Click the "donate" button in the upper right hand corner. All donations are tax-deductible.
End of the Year Holiday Luncheon Was a Blast!
Lupus Detroit's President Recognized by the Michigan Chronicle
The Michigan Chronicle newspaper recognized our President and Founder as a Top 40 Leader Under 40 in Detroit! Sharon was honored alongside Detroit natives, entertainer Big Sean and journalist Kelley Carter. The awards ceremony was spectacular! Thanks to the Michigan Chronicle for bringing attention to lupus! For the Chronicle's write-up about Sharon, click here. #MC40Under40
3rd Annual Lupus Walk for Warriors....was Magical!
Over 800 in attendance and more than $20,000 raised for Lupus Warriors! Want to view the pictures? Click here. Missed it? There is always next year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 3, 2016.
Free Press Marathon, A Success
Detroit Free Press Marathon, a success! Cherish and Takiyah participated in Sunday's International (yes, they trekked across the Ambassador Bridge into Canada) Half Marathon and walked away with medals! It was awesome. The marathon boasted a record year with 27,833 runners, more than 50,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers. Lupus Warriors in Michigan extend a warm "thank you" to everyone that helped Lupus Detroit raise close to $2,000!!!
Meet Our Runners in the Detroit Free Press Marathon
We love great folks that support us! Help us welcome, from left, Takiyah and Cherish! These brave beautiful ladies will run for Lupus Detroit in next weekend's Detroit Free Press marathon. Takiyah's friend, Nicole, has organized a Scentsy fundraiser for her. Click here to see if there is anything that piques your interest. Your purchase helps Lupus Warriors. If you would like to donate directly to Lupus Detroit's marathon team, click here. Cherish was recently featured in the Detroit Free Press. Click here to read about her training adventures. Sunday, October 18 at 7am, the International Half Marathon will welcome Cherish and Takiyah. On Sunday, Lupus Detroit will have a tent. Come on down and hang out with us. Tent location information is forthcoming. Help us cheer on Takiyah and Cherish all the way to the finish line!!
"Victory Out of Adversity" Lupus Luncheon photos!
Lupus Detroit's Warrior Support Group Meetings Are Awesome
Cancer and Lupus Glam Day this Sunday!
Lupus and Cancer Warriors, it's that time of year again. Women Who Inspire and Lupus Detroit have teamed up again to bring you the "3rd Annual Sistas Overcoming Cancer& Lupus Glam Day" on July 12th. It is a wonderful day where Lupus and Cancer Warriors can get their hair and make-up done by Kenyatta Smiley, a MAC rep. The registration fee for glam day participants is $10 for Cancer Warriors and $5 for Lupus Detroit members. Those interested can register at www.womenwhoinspire.org.
Lupus Detroit Welcomes Two New Board Members
Lupus Detroit (LD) would like to welcome two very familiar faces to its Board of Directors, Valaria Harris Carter and Darius Mitchell. Valaria has been involved with LD since its inception and was formerly a member of the Advisory Board. She has since made the transition to Board Member and we are so glad to have her! Darius is the reason why LD has so many Facebook "likes". He takes pride in making sure that LD is visible in the community. So much so that Lupus Detroit is now on Instagram!! Check us out: wHe will serve primarily in the role of marketing and event planning. Say a prayer for him because he is the only male member on a Board full of women!! He is also a member of The Refinement Group. We are so happy to have them both. They will continue to serve the lupus community well.
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Missed the Holiday Gathering? You Missed a Treat!
The American Bistro 1917 hosted Lupus Detroit's friends for its end of the year holiday gathering. Guests were treated to delicious entrees, teas and smoothies! The ambiance was awesome as everyone settled in and felt right at home. It was a great afternoon of fellowship and laughter. We can't wait to do it next year!
2014 Lupus Fundraising Walk for Warriors
Was AWESOME! Over $16,000 raised due to dynamic supporters like you!
Lupus Warriors Live Glamorous Life at Glam Day
Lupus Detroit teamed up with Women Who Inspire for the 2nd Annual Cancer and Lupus Glam Day Event. It was a beautiful day of makeovers, fun and fellowship for everyone involved! Special thanks to former Miss USA (and Detroit native and Cass Tech grad), Carole Gist, for offering inspiring words at the event. Extra special thanks Chelle Clemmon ofThe Portrait Library for capturing the memories! Click here to see more of the makeovers!
Lupus Warrior, Nikki, Bianca Golden of America's Next Top Model and Lupus Detroit's President, Sharon, throw up their Ls for Lupus at the Walk for Fashion Show!
Lupus Detroit's Founder, Sharon L. Harris, is featured as Healthwell Foundation's "Patient of the Month". Click here to check it out!
Vision Boards and Love Bags
May's Lupus Warrior Support Group meeting was outstanding. Ladies were treated to delicious pizza as they created vision boards. The women envisioned themselves in optimal health, on yachts in Tahiti and debt free. Most importantly, they saw themselves assisting other people along their lupus journey. It was a beautiful afternoon had by all! Tiffany Dobbins (below left) and her Mother, Lupus Warrior, Timolin Mitchell, gave Love Bags to those that were in attendance at May's meeting. In the bags were thoughtful gifts including tea and hand-written notes! We thank you ladies for thinking of us!
A Great Time Had By All At Buffalo Wild Wings
On Monday, April 14th, O.E.S Beatrice Grant #242, hosted a fundraiser on Lupus Detroit's behalf at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Ferndale, Michigan. The event was complete with awesome giveaways and prizes for a "Best Jeans" contest. The gathering not only raised much needed funds but also promoted the awareness of lupus. Kudos to everyone involved.
Lupus Warriors Get Fabulous With Francyne Walker
During March's Lupus Warrior Support Group Meeting, Personal Trainer, Francyne Walker, shared tips on remaining fit and fabulous when coping with lupus. Francyne Walker, author of "Fit & Fab for Life, 50 Motivational Tips To Help You Get Fit & Be Fabulous for Life" shared tips on how to remain fabulous when coping with lupus. She offered low impact exercise demonstrations that can be done from the comfort of home. We loved Francyne's dynamic energy and attentiveness to the physical limits of Lupus Warriors. For more information about Francyne, please visit her website: www.FrancyneWalker.com.
Lupus Detroit Hosts Warrior Support Group Meeting
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She offered the group tips about how to engage the mind, body, and spirit to make for a better and more productive individual.
It is Karla's goal goal to see that we are all seamlessly balance our personal, professional and social lives. To learn more about the Wellness Center's services, please visit www.exhalationintegrativewellness.com.
Dr. Moten "Blooms" Lupus Warriors and Friends
Lupus Detroit held its first Warrior Support Group Meeting on Saturday, January 25th at Great Lakes Coffee in Detroit. Life Coach and Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Rose Moten, offered excellent tips on how to douse depression from her new book, "Bloom: 7 Steps to Personal Transformation" now available at www.amazon.com. To learn more about Dr. Moten, please visit www.drrosemoten.com.
She is amazing and will bless your life!
For upcoming meetings, visit the "what's happening" page.
Lupus Detroit is a 501(c) (3) charity that is a community based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating lupus as a major health problem through education, advocacy, and service. We have assembled a hard-working and dedicated group of empathetic professionals who look forward to being of service. Click here for more about Lupus Detroit.
Our Promise: Lupus Detroit believes that no Lupus Warrior should have to decide between purchasing their medication and buying food for their families. We realize that everyone needs assistance from time to time. However, please understand that we can not assist everyone but we do want to lend a helping hand. Why do we feel that we are qualified to make a difference? Lupus Detroit’s President, Sharon L. Harris, who is also a Lupus Warrior, has a proven track record of working hard on behalf of those with lupus.