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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.


UPCOMING SUPPORT MEETINGS

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

UPCOMING EVENTS

LUPUS IN COLOR SUPPORT GROUPS


March 2019

March 9, 2019 • 12p-2p

GlenAllen Library Small Conference Room

Lupus Support Group Butterflies of Hope Living Beyond Brokenness

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 2019


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 – Feb 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!

https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/GlenAllen/LICWalkingChallenge


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


April 2018


April 27, 2018 • 7p -10p

Flirty Friday

Ladies Night Out

Paint, Sip & Dip with Fatima Banks

Hosted by Royal Results Wellness Center, Pretty Hips And Thighs and Lupus In Color

Come out eat, drink and socialize as you paint your own masterpiece to take home!

$40pp All art supplies, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine included with cost! Feel free to bring your favorite wine!

Vendors available for your shopping pleasure


May 2018


May 5, 2018 |8:30-2:30

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 | 9am-12pm

Lupus In Color Fun Run & Nature Walk

A family-friendly 2-mile fun run/walk through the park to support Lupus In Color. Registration begins at 9am Run/Walk begins at 10am.

Registration Link

https://licfamilyfunrunwalk.eventbrite.com


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


PREVIOUS EVENTS


Vision Board Life Visions Beyond Lupus

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Lupus In Color Educational Teleconference
Preventing & Coping with Flares


Saturday January 28, 11am – 3pm Lupus In Color Empowerment 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.

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BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP
Photos from Color Me Free Color Me Happy

Color Me Free COLOR ME HAPPY

Join Lupus In Color at the Color Me Free support group. Using art therapy in dealing with lupus effectively for the upcoming winter weather. Discussions surrounding winterizing our lupus lives in a caring and fulfilling atmosphere of encouragement and support.

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.

THE MIDWEEK RE-FUEL

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.


Past Support Group Meeting Discussions


goodfoodbagssmallGood Food Bags
A supplement grocery program
Provided by Lupus In Color

Good Food Bags is a program to serve communities at risk of hunger during the month. The supplemental groceries are geared to help ensure the most vulnerable in the community won’t miss meals and get enough of the nutritious food they need.

Good Food Bags carefully plans selection of nutritious food items to provide, FOR FREE, to members of communities. Focusing specifically on those diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Monetary and physical donations are received and goods are purchased and donated to those in need.

Food is a part of our lives every single day. We rely on it for nourishment. Eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working. Healthy foods can help people that have chronic illness to feel better and have less incidents of unhealthy living. Lupus In Color is attempting to assist others to achieve a balance with the foods they eat.

Won’t you help by working with us?

It’s one thing to think “that’s a good idea.” It’s another thing to turn the idea into action. Make a pledge to donate a grocery bag full of wholesome food to the Lupus In Color Good Food Bags program.

Contact us today via email at lupusincolor@gmail.com

OUR NEXT GOOD FOOD BAG PROGRAM WILL BE MARCH 2015