BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Butterflies of HOPE Support group
LUPUS IN COLOR EVENTS
April 27, 2019 • 2p-4:30p
Glen Allen Library Small Conference Room
Butterflies of Hope Lupus Support Group
LIVIN’ LA VIDA LUPIE
Practicing living a mindful Peaceful life beyond lupus.
Lupus Warriors: Attend a great encouraging support group in a warm, caring, fun environment for you, your family members, caregivers, and loved ones. Come out & share experiences & methods of coping with insights into living well with lupus. #LupusInColor
MAY 2019 – MAY IS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH
This May, Butterflies will travel all over the internet to behold undiscovered awareness and beautiful stories of strength. Featuring 31 days of Lupus Facts, Lupus Warrior Stories and Faces of Lupus telling stories of strength. Spreading lupus awareness One Butterfly, One Fact, One Story, One Face at a time. Lupus In Color, Lupus Warriors, Butterflies of Hope! Send your Stories, Facts and Photos to Lupus In Color @ firstname.lastname@example.org #LupusInColor
MAY 1, 2019 – 3RD ANNUAL LIGHT THE NIGHT FOR LUPUS
LIGHT A CANDLE FOR LUPUS WARRIORS
FOR EVERY LUPUS WARRIOR THAT HAS EARNED THEIR WINGS.
FOR EVERY LUPUS WARRIOR THAT IS STILL IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES DAILY.
FOR EVERY LUPUS WARRIOR THAT HAS NEVER GIVEN UP!
WE LIGHT THE NIGHT FOR YOU!
MAY 10, 2019 NIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES PARTY – 7:30PM
KABANA ROOFTOP – 700 E. MAIN STREET 20TH FLOOR RICHMOND, VA
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY
$25 Includes light hors d’oeuvres & 1 drink ticket.
$5 will be donated to Lupus In Color
Come out and support Lupus Awareness and Lupus Warriors
MAY 25, 2019 – LUPUS IN COLOR 2ND ANNUAL FUN RUN & WALK
RF&P CRUMP PARK 3400 MOUNTAIN RD GLEN ALLEN, VA 23060
9 AM CHECK IN 10 AM WALK
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Lupus Support Group
Living Beyond Brokenness support group meeting for lupus warriors.
Bringing inspiration and insight to those who are battling being broken by lupus. We know that lupus can dampen our spirit and have an effect on our soul. We will use this time to really discuss how we can live an even better live beyond the brokenness that lupus can bring.
Broken crayons still color and we will discuss how to bring back our color beyond lupus.
Light refreshments served
January 26, 2019 11a-1p
Lupus In color Support Group Meeting: 8508 Franconia Road Henrico, VA 23227
How exactly do you start a bullet journal?
Come out and find out how you can get organized and focused on your lupus journey,
Bullet Journaling 101 will assist you in lettng go of several planners, old notebooks and bulky vision boards. Keep your lupus goals right in front of you at all times with a bullet journal.
A new and different way to really get focused on your health and wellness as you battle lupus, while keeping you accountable to you!
A supportive and fun learning session that will leave you inspired, encouraged and empowered!
Light refreshments will be served.
Journals provided as a gift from Lupus In Color
JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 28, 2019
30-Day Winter Wonderland Walking Challenge
The 30-day Winter Wonderland Walking Challenge is a commitment to incorporating 30-minutes of walking or any physical activity into 30 consecutive days.
The challenge is designed to encourage you to incorporate walking or some form of physical activity into your daily routine.
Take 30 minutes out of each of the next 30 days to walk anywhere you like outside on the treadmill, in the mall or anywhere that’s most convenient and accessible to you. If you can’t walk and wish to workout that counts! Any physical activity for 30 minutes or more will do!
Those who complete the challenge will have walked a minimum of 900 minutes, or 60 miles, by the end of the challenge.
Challenge yourself to take a 30-minute walk with a colleague at lunchtime or a 5-minute walk each hour—it all counts—whatever works for you!
Log at least 900 minutes of walking or physical activity and be entered to win a lupus prize package! Everyone who participates will receive a participating gift.
Why You Should Participate
Walking is an accessible form of exercise that is easy to do and does not require a gym. Making time for brief walking breaks throughout your day can provide numerous health benefits to include:
• Increased energy. Going for a walk when you’re tired increases oxygenated blood flow and cortisol levels, the hormones responsible for boosting energy.
• Increased energy expenditure. The body burns approximately 100 calories of energy to walk 1 mile. So increasing your level of physical activity can increase energy expenditure and potentially help you reduce body weight.
• Improved strength and function of the heart. Your heart is a muscle and low-to-moderate intensity walking is a great way to strengthen your heart, helping it become more efficient at moving blood throughout your body!
• Increased focus and concentration. Along with a boost in energy, walking is a great way to regain focus and stimulate your mind and body.
Here’s why exercise is helpful for managing lupus:
1. Exercise can strengthen parts of your body that may be affected by lupus — the heart, lungs, bones and joints.
2. Exercise, and even simple low-impact movement, will make muscles less stiff, increase your range of motion and help you reduce the risk of heart disease.
3. Exercise can strengthen parts of your body that may be affected by lupus — the heart, lungs, bones and joints.
4. Exercise helps reduce inflammation by regulating some of the chemicals involved in the inflammation process.
5. Exercise can help control weight gain caused by use of corticosteroid medications and keep your body conditioned.
6. Exercise, and even simple low-impact movement, will make muscles less stiff, increase your range of motion and help you reduce the risk of heart disease.
7. Exercise may boost your mental health, making it easier to cope with life stressors and potentially improving mood and self-esteem. In addition, exercise can reduce fatigue.
Join our team to get healthier beyond lupus today!
FEBRUARY 13, 2019 Galentine’s Day
Galentine’s Day: Lupus Warriors come out and celebrate our Butterfly Sisterhood. FREE TO ENTER, WINE TASTING HALF OFF WHEN YOU MENTION GALENTINE’S DAY! #LupusInColor
October 20, 2018 – Gospel Explosion
October 17-November 30, 2018
Lupus In Color is launching a Holiday Pouch Drive for Lupus! This year, Lupus In Color is adopting the patients at Henrico Doctors Infusion Center to receive Holiday Pouches, filled with goodies.
I personally spend a lot of time there every month receiving chemo infusions and treatments for my own personal battle with lupus. I understand the importance of receiving items that can make your infusion more comfortable. Our goal is 50+ Pouches! Lupus In Color will fill each pouch with goodies to help make time at the infusion center just a little bit easier.
For as little as $10 you can sponsor 2 pouches for men and women who fight daily for their lives. It’s a small act of kindness that will go a long way.
Please take a moment and donate and help us help those who battle lupus daily.
April 27, 2018 • 7p -10p
Ladies Night Out
Paint, Sip & Dip with Fatima Banks
May 5, 2018 |8:30am-2:30pm
Free Health fair in Richmond, VA! Sponsored by Women of Essence! Lupus In Color will be spreading Lupus awareness at this Health Fair celebrating Lupus Awareness Month! Come out and get a healthy balance on your life! 1407 Sherwood Avenue Diversity Center!
May 10, 2018 WORLD LUPUS DAY
May 10, 2018 | 7pm-9pm
Karaoke Open Mic Night
May 11, 2018 | 2pm-6pm
Blood drives save thousands of lives annually including Lupus Warriors. We are proud to coordinate the Butterflies of Hope Blood Drive with the help of Virginia Blood Services.
May 12, 2018 Lupus FunRun/Nature Walk
May 19, 2018 Put On Purple Day
LUPUS IN COLOR ANNUAL PUT ON PURPLE LUPUS AWARENESS DAY!
JOIN THE GROWING NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES, MEDIA AND CELEBRITIES THAT PUT ON PURPLE™ FOR LUPUS AWARENESS AND TELL PEOPLE WHY. GETTING YOUR PURPLE ON IS AN EASY WAY YOU CAN HELP LUPUS IN COLOR AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS RAISE AWARENESS OF LUPUS AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO ARE LIVING BEYOND THE DISEASE.
PUT ON YOUR PURPLE AND TAG US SO WE CAN SHARE THE AWARENESS WITH OTHERS!
#LUPUSINCOLOR #POPLUPUSINCOLOR #PUTONPURPLEFORLUPUS
Lupus In Color Summit
Lupus In Color will held its first Lupus Empowerment Summit for Lupus Warriors and those who support them on January 28, 2016. This summit will served as a program to encourage, empower and inspire those directly and indirectly affected with lupus. Speakers uplifted to the theme, “Living Under Pressure Understanding Strength” in an effort to encourage lupus warriors to continue fighting hard to live well beyond lupus. There were Mindfulness, Health, Healthy Eating and Empowerment Workshops. Centered around taking lupus by storm beyond the constraints of pain.
Lupus & Nutrition Educational Teleconference
Vigil Sponsored By:The Family of Dayo Corley Embrace Ya Kidz & Lupus In Color
THURSDAY NOV. 17, 2016 – 7PM – LUPUS & NUTRITION TELECONFERENCE
MONTHLY BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE SUPPORT GROUP
Glen Allen Library – 10501 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Lupus Warriors, attend a great support group in a warm and caring environment for you, your family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share experiences, methods of coping, and insights into living with lupus. Come by meet other lupus warriors and work together in keeping your Health & Happiness while battling lupus.
THE MIDWEEK RE-FUEL ON PERISCOPE
Join Lupus In Color at a midweek re-fuelS -STARTING SOON EVERY WEDNESDAY ON PERISCOPE -with ACTS in dealing with lupus effectively . Discussions surrounding filling up our tanks in a caring and fulfilling atmosphere of encouragement and support.
May 4, 2016
MAY IS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH
FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS ONE BUTTERFLY AT A TIME
LUPUS IN COLOR LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS
FACES OF LUPUS
WANT TO BE FEATURED SEND YOUR PHOTO TO LUPUSINCOLOR@GMAIL.COM
LUPUS AWARENESS FACTS
Lupus In Color Stands & Supports
Go Red For Women National Wear Red Day
Heart disease is a major complication of lupus. It is now a leading cause of death among people with lupus. People with lupus have a significantly increased risk of premature coronary heart disease (CHD) or atherosclerosis, stroke and other cardiovascular-related conditions than those without lupus. Some studies suggest risks of people with lupus are more than 50 times that of the general population.
We invite everyone to wear RED to fight heart disease in women. Wearing red In February on National Wear Red Day, will help raise awareness for heart disease and remind women to be healthier today. Pass on the awareness!
CHILLED BUT FILLED
“PREPARING YOUR LUPUS WINTER EMERGENCY KIT”
TEA, COFFEE, COCOA AND DONUTS
GLEN ALLEN LIBRARY 10501 STAPLES MILL ROAD GLEN ALLEN, VA
WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE VIDEO AND MORE PHOTOS!