On Feb. 28, the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter will honor volunteers from Naperville and Lisle at its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Luncheon.
Patty & Paul Vanden Heuvel of Naperville, longtime LFAI supporters, will receive the Western Suburbs Walk: Most Team Members Award. The Vanden Heuvels also will receive an award for co-chairing the Western Suburbs Walk for Lupus Now.
Steve and Nancy Farber, also of Naperville, will receive awards for chairing the Western Suburbs Walk, Western Suburbs Walk: Team Most Money Raised and Western Suburbs Walk Individual: Most Money Raised.
Jackie Farber of Naperville will receive the Lupus Spirit Award for her enthusiasm in promoting lupus awareness.
LFAI volunteer and Lisle resident Charisma Ibarrola will receive the Chapter Service Award.
The Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Maggiano's Little Italy Banquet, 240 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and children age 12 and younger. RSVP to Sarah Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans, 65,000 in Illinois alone. Lupus causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body. There is no test for lupus and there is no cure.
The LFAI's mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public and find the causes and cure.
For information, visit www.lupusil.org