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ΣΥΝ 2014 Lupus Awareness: Upcoming Events

May is Lupus Awareness Month.  Sigma Upsilon Nu, SL Sorority is asking everyone to “Band Together for Lupus”.  This will be our 3rd year in spreading Awareness and Raising funds for Lupus. ΣΥΝ’s fund-rasining goal is set 200,000 Lindens.  Providing awareness about Lupus is a cause near and dear to our hearts.  Stay tuned to our blog to get more information on how to donate, support and sponsor us in our goal along with more details on Lupus. If you would like to participate as a DJ or to sponsor any of our upcoming events please feel free to contact any Member of ΣΥΝ.  We hope to see you at our events.

S.u.N Lupus Upcoming events 2014

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ΣΥΝ 2014 Lupus Awareness: Support and Donation Information

ΣΥΝ 2014 Lupus Awareness: Businesses Banding Together for Lupus

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ΣΥΝ 2014 Lupus Awareness: Support and Donation Information

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2014 Lupus Awareness Foundation

 ***Supporting Lupus ~ Different ways to SUPPORT***

The Lupus Awareness Foundation group was founded to Educate ~ Support ~ Fundralse for the Lupus cause. We appreciate all the wonderful support our fundraising events generate &  all  monies raised are paid to RL Lupus charities through our giving sites.

 Want to help? 

~ There are different ways to contribute to the Lupus cause ~

SPONSORSHIP  All sponsors are included on all marketing material, posts, website and blog as well as any advertisement and interviews during the month of May.

1.  Sponsorship ~ for owners/designers, donating an item for sale in your shop as a ‘Shop For Lupus’ with a % or all lindens going to the Lupus Foundation.

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2. Sponsorship for DESIGNERS ~ Donating a One-of-A-Kind design to auction during the month of May with proceeds benefiting Lupus Foundation.

3. Become a sponsoring business, group or Greek by Donating $L1,000.00 or more for the Month of May. Go to marketplace for more information

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4.  Placing a donation/Information Kiosk at your site during the month of May.

5. Donations through our Website or in-world donation boxes.

6.  Direct donations by attending our upcoming live events in Second Life.

7. If you prefer you can donate through our giving site where 100% of donations go directly to the Lupus Foundation of America.

8. Photos:  Our Annual Lupus  pictures with donations.


For more information contact  Cleopatra Kellman on FaceBook, In-world on Second Life or send an email to sigmaupsilonnusl@gmail.com Subject Line: Lupus Awareness Month

ΣΥΝ 2014 Lupus Awareness: Businesses Banding Together For Lupus


… It is that time of year again to rally up supporters to participate and support our month long “Band Together For Lupus” campaign.

Over ten years ago, no one spoke of lupus, there was little awareness and understanding of the signs and symptoms and very little investment in research.  Approximately 1.5 million Americans have lupus – men, women and children. Lupus is an acute and chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body. It is complex, and no two cases of lupus are the same. The money raised helps provide support services, emergency financial assistance, educational programming and funding for research to find better treatment and most importantly, a cure.

This year, it is our goal to raise L$200,000 (lindens) to fight lupus. We are asking the business owners in SL choose a sponsorship package by going to Marketplace  and help us meet (and exceed!) that goal, and give people with lupus a brighter tomorrow. 100% of your generous donation will be converted over to US Dollars and then will be donated to the Lupus Foundations of America and the UK. These donations will assist with life-saving research, education and advocacy initiatives to bring an end to lupus.

In recognition for your donation, your business logo will be displayed on all marketing material, posts, website and blogs as well as any advertisement and interviews during the month of May. We also will ask if you will display our “SL Businesses Band Together For Lupus” texture in your store, business, club,etc.

We, the Sorors of Sigma Upsilon Nu SL Sorority thank you in advance for your support.
Together we can take steps to bring hope to millions of individuals affected by lupus!


Soror Cleopatra Kellman, Founder, Sigma Upsilon Nu SL Sorority
Soror Angel McMullen, Founder, Sigma Upsilon Nu SL Sorority

Soror Moni Kessel, Founder, Sigma Upsilon Nu SL Sorority

Soror Neylaan Kytori-Jefferson, Sigma Upsilon Nu SL Sorority

Making a difference starts with one step!
FACT: Did you know that 5,000 Americans die each year from complications of lupus?

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Little known face of Lupus in the world of hip-hop…

Legendary hip-hop producer James “J.Dilla” Yancey blazed a path in the world of hip-hop, producing albums for greats such as Ghostface Killah, Common, Busta Rhymes and a Tribe Called Quest.  More well known songs you may know that he produced include: Janet Jackson’s hit song, “Till it’s Gone”, Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know” and Eric Roberson’s “Pretty Girl” Sadly, Yancey’s health began to decline in the early 2000s and in 2005 he admitted to the his health condition. He succumbed to Lupus in February 2006 at the age of 32.

Living & Coping with Lupus

No Quarter Asked

I am often times asked what Lupus is or what causes it, for when people see me their first assumption is that I look fairly healthy. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a disease that affects your immune system. When the body has an infection, a normal healthy working immune system will stop fighting an infection once it has healed; in a lupus patient, it will not shut off and starts attacking other healthy parts of the body. People with lupus generally look fine on the outside unless they have the lupus skin disorder which can leave permanent marks.

I was officially diagnosed with SLE in my early thirties. However, as I look back over the years of the many unexplained illnesses; and the constant pain, I believe I probably have had it since my late teens. Growing up, I was into nearly every sport my schools offered from cheerleading and…

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Lupus Awareness – The Facts!

Lupus Awareness

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu).  In someone with lupus, the body’s autoimmune system creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy HEALTHY tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

No one knows what causes lupus. Scientists think that people are born with the genes to develop lupus and that something brings on or “triggers” the disease and symptoms. However, a combination of genetics (heredity), environment, and hormones is involved.

Lupus is a significant public health issue that requires national attention and action now. Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening, and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with non-organ-threatening lupus can lead a full life. Having lupus can make the demands of everyday life challenging. When lupus is active, symptoms of joint stiffness, pain, extreme fatigue, confusion, or depression can make even simple tasks difficult, and sometimes impossible. And, because you may not have any visible signs of disease, the people around you may not realize how much discomfort and pain you are experiencing, or they may not know that you are sick at all.

For more information on lupus please check:

The Lupus Foundation of America website at http://www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html

6 Minute Video on Lupus: http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/lupus-target-awareness.html

LUPUS UK at http://www.lupusuk.org.uk/