Local Teen Named Ambassador for Upcoming 2017 Western Suburbs Lupus Walk

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Corrin Stines named Western Suburbs Lupus Walk Ambassador for the 2nd time

CHICAGO, IL, July 5 – This year, the Chicago Western Suburbs will host the 12th annual Lupus Walk on August 12th, 2017, with local lupus advocate Corrin Stines serving as Lupus Walk Ambassador. Corrin was first named ambassador in 2013, when she was only 14 years old. Now, at 18, Corrin wants to continue to share her message of positivity and education about a life lived with lupus.

“Lupus has increased my self-awareness, empathy and understanding for others, as well as learning the importance of balancing school, health and social life. My goal as a team captain is to increase awareness within both my family and friends and the world around me. I want the world to know that, although lupus is a terrible illness, it by no means hinders the patient’s ability to live a full, normal and healthy life.”

Over 1000 participants are expected to attend in the hopes of raising $100,000 toward LSI’s mission: to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.

Along with raising awareness, the Lupus Walk will also be full of fun activities, such as a DJ and entertainment, a raffle and a team t-shirt contest. There will be a festival area with a stage and tents for LSI sales, kids’ activities, top teams and sponsors. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk
WHEN: 10:00am-12:00pm, August 12th, 2017
WHERE: Naperville River Walk, Naperville
REGISTRATION:
Day-of registration begins at 9am – adults: $30, kids (12 and under): $10
Online pre-registration HERE – adults: $25, kids (12 and under): $10
All registered participants receive an official 2016 Lupus Walk t-shirt and personal fundraising page
1 or 3-mile routes are available

About the Lupus Society of Illinois
The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), formed in 1973, is the Midwest’s leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.

LSI’s mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.

With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, we:
• support research and conduct education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life;
• provide information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and,
• conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus, and advocate on their behalf.

About Lupus:
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat.

For more information about lupus or the Lupus Society of Illinois contact Mary Dollear, Vice President, at (312) 542-0002.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dollear, LSI, (312) 648-6053, mary@lupusil.org

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