March Newsletter

LC launches electronic newsletter

Welcome to our first electronic newsletter. Lupus Colorado staff members couldn’t be more thrilled that hundreds of you responded to our mailing indicating that you want to continue receiving the newsletter, but in its electronic form.

“While we know there are some who will miss the printed piece, the cost-savings benefits are substantial,” said Lupus Colorado CEO Debbie Lynch. “If we can allocate more money directly into lupus research, we believe that is the responsible thing to do.”

Postage costs are increasing in 2013 as has been the trend for the past few years. Lynch estimates the organization will save more than $14,000 annually on printing and postage costs. The newsletter will still be published each month, but rather than be delivered to mailboxes, it will be delivered to Inboxes.

Not to be forgotten are the advantages to the environment. Reams of paper will be saved, not to mention envelopes, ink and stamps.
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Motown Magic to benefit lupus research

March 22, 2013 – Chances are, you know someone suffering from lupus. But you probably Lupus Coloradodon’t know it, because people with lupus rarely look sick.

Although lupus affects more people than AIDS, sickle cell anemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis combined, sadly—researchers still don’t understand the cause or have cure. And research for lupus is severely underfunded.

On May 3, 2013, Lupus Colorado is raising awareness and raising money for the disease with a benefit concert for lupus research, An Evening of Motown Magic. This energetic evening of dancing and entertainment will feature two of Denver’s most sought-after acts, the Hazel Miller Band and Ron Ivory’s One on One, at one of Denver’s premier venues, The Soiled Dove Underground at Lowry.

Hazel Miller has been a popular performer in Colorado for 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul.

Ron Ivory’s One on One is a quartet which showcases Motown, classic soul and old school rhythm and blues just the way you like it.  This quintessential quartet features songs from the 50′s thru the 90′s, including songs by artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.
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Kenneth Faried wins Kia Community Assist Award, gives $5,000 to Lupus Colorado

ken-fariedDenver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is the recipient of the “Kia Community Assist Award” for February in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work, the NBA announced today.

Kia and the NBA are honoring Faried in part for his efforts to champion equality and bring awareness to the importance of respect and inclusion. Faried recently became a member of Athlete Ally, an organization that works to encourage acceptance of others and end homophobia in sports. In a show of support for equal rights, he attended the launch party for One Colorado to celebrate the passing of Senate Bill 11, The Colorado Civil Union Act.

Faried also supported the message of inclusion by participating as an honorary coach at the 2013 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game during NBA All-Star in Houston. In addition, he is scheduled to participate in an upcoming Denver Nuggets Special Olympics clinic which will bring 125 athletes from Special Olympics Colorado to the Pepsi Center for a basketball clinic.

“It’s an honor to receive this award and to have people in the NBA consider me as an ambassador in the community for the Nuggets,” says Faried. “The things I do around the community and for others outside my family and myself, I don’t do them for accolades and awards. I do them because I enjoy it, and it puts joy and love into my heart.”

The Nuggets forward has been an integral part of the team’s community outreach efforts this season, having purchased a block of season tickets for distribution to children from Special Olympics Colorado, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Rescue Mission as part of the team’s community ticket program.
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