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“Lupus Charity Event”

Sigma Upsilon Nu supports Lupus Awareness by fund raising and getting the word out about this autoimmune disease. Please join us on Sunday, April 19th as we continue our work!

“Lupus Charity Event”
The Purple and Black Formal
Sunday April 19, 2015 6pm slt to 8pm slt
Featuring ” DJ Ghost D of GDP ”
Location: the House of ΣΥΝ Grand Ballroom
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zen/184/104/22
Attire: Formal Purple and Black
All proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation US and UK

To learn more about Lupus, please visit:

https://sigmaupsilonnuslsorority.wordpress.com/lupus-our-main-charity/
http://sigmaupsilonnu.wix.com/main#!our-charity/c241d

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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.

Lupus shop for

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

Lupus SL Business

 

DONATIONS

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.

CONACT INFORMATION

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

MAY IS LUPUS MONTH!!
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!

Sincerely,

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!
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FACT: Did you know that 5,000 Americans die each year from complications of lupus?

Lupus SL Business

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.

ΣΥΝ 2013 Lupus Awareness: Did you know…

What is Lupus?
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.
• Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with lupus can lead a full life.
• Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You cannot “catch” lupus from someone or “give” lupus to someone.
• Lupus is not like or related to cancer. Cancer is a condition of malignant, abnormal tissues that grow rapidly and spread into surrounding tissues. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, as described above.
• Lupus is not like or related to HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). In HIV or AIDS the immune system is underactive; in lupus, the immune system is overactive.
• Our research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus.
• More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country.

Why Lupus?
It is believed that approximately 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus. Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children and teenagers develop lupus, too. Women of color are 2-3 times more likely to develop lupus but people of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus.
Sigma Upsilon Nu, SL Sorority has been affected very closely by lupus and as in any true sisterhood, if one of us hurts, we all hurt. More importantly, when one finds a cure, we have all been cured. Please take a moment to stop by our blog each day this month for little known facts about lupus as we bring awareness during the month of May through events planned all this month.

Information cited courtesy of http://www.lupus.org