We Thank You for Your Support in 2022!
Because of you, we were able to bring the following events to the community:
All Year Long
The Survivors’ Circle - A monthly safe space for individuals living with Lupus or other chronic illnesses. In this setting, survivors have the chance to share their personal experiences, frustrations, fears, and victories and in return receive advice, encouragement and support. Those in the circle also assisted the Board of Directors with developing programs and events best to meet their health and wellness needs.
Let’s Get Physical - With a focus on reclaiming our time and bodies back from the stress and impact of COVID-19, The LupieGirl partnered with Vital Wellness for Let’s Get Physical for Lupus. We moved our bodies and our minds through HIT exercises and healthy discussions on ways to increase energy and decrease stress.
May 2022 - Lupus wareness Month
Lupie Gift of Gratitude – This month-long fundraiser assisted The LupieGirl Inc. in extending gratitude to those living with Lupus or other chronic illnesses. Nominated by their fellow peers, each Lupie received a “gift of gratitude” that celebrated their personal achievements and reminded them of the support they have within their community. Every tax-deductible donation went towards items that we believed would influence self-care and self-love. Some items included fuzzy socks, essential oils and even LupieGirl merchandise.
Lupus and Libations - A formal fundraising initiative that helps to further the mission of The LupieGirl. On this night, we raised money for programs such as the Survivor Circle and Lupus Awareness Brunch, dispelled myths about Lupus symptoms, medications, and diagnosis in addition to sharing laughs and swapping success stories of how our survivors continue to turn their Lupus into Lemonade!
Women’s Wellness and Retreat - The LupieGirl partnered up with the One Life To Live Foundation to love on our caregivers and female veterans/spouse of a veteran. The retreat provided The LupieGirl an additional platform to share information about Lupus and detail the impact and importance of caregivers within every survival story.
POP Friday - Put On Purple | Put On Pajamas Friday is an annual, nationwide, public declaration of support for both The LupieGirl and all LupieGirls around the globe. The LupieGirl encouraged pajamas this year to help shed light on insomnia, one of the most challenging symptoms of Lupus.
Lupies Speak Out - The LupieGirl Survivor Circle Panel – Who better to tell the multi-dimensional story of Lupus than the survivors themselves? The LupieGirl Inc. hosted an online conversation on what living a courageous life with Lupus is all about. Alongside our President and CEO Brieana Salter, our dynamic Lupie Girls told their story, detailing life pre and post diagnosis.
And to close out the year, celebrating our Founders’ Lupieversary:
The Butterfly Effect: Lupie Legacy Awards Brunch - The LupieGirl’s annual brunch serves as an additional opportunity to raise awareness, accept donations, and honor those living victoriously with Lupus. At the 2022 Brunch, we publicly honored two Lupus survivors on how they continued to spread awareness on Lupus through our Lupie Legacy and LupieGirl Trailblazer awards. Accompanied by raffle prizes, good food and good vibes, The LupieGirl reminded us all that “We Got This”!