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Stand UP! Speak OUT!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
St. Louis University, Learning Resource Center
3544 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, MO 63104
Amanda Beals, Civic Engagement Organizer, Paraquad
Advocates need to understand the legislative process, who their legislators are and the best ways to contact them. This session will provide an overview of the state legislative process and provide tips on how to use social media as an advocacy tool.
Importance of Advocacy for Health Organizations
Michelle Trupiano, Director of Missouri Medicaid Expansion Coalition
Advocates are the vital voice on legislation and policy issues impacting people with lupus and their families. Learn why advocacy is so important to overcoming health barriers and how an activist’s voice can effect real change.
Lupus Ambassadors: How Sharing Your Lupus Story Can Help Raise Awareness & Make a Difference
Amy Ondr, LFA Heartland Chapter President & CEO
When you make the decision to tell people that you have lupus and share your personal story, you can help raise awareness, change minds, educate, mobilize and give voice to others living with the disease. Learn ways that you can link the messages of your experiences with lupus to the greater cause of finding the cause and cure for lupus and improving the quality of life for those suffering from its brutal effects.
This is a free event and includes a continental breakfast. Registration is required.
Parking information will be provided upon registration
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
When & Where
Lupus Foundation of America - Heartland Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, envisions a world without lupus. The organization will advance the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure and improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.
The LFA-Heartland Chapter currently serves over 50,000 individuals in Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois who are affected by lupus.
Please visit our website at LFAHeartland.org, or contact us at 1-800-958-7876, info@LFAheartland.org.