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CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT
                                    BARBARA WARD

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Barbara Ward, Managing Director of the San Foundation was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation for her volunteer contributions in the community on Wednesday 21 May 2014. This was part of the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week which was launched to recognise the contribution of volunteers in NSW.

Apart from a very demanding day job Barbara has generously given up her time to “do good” in the community for the past 21 years. This has included helping homeless people, cooking for older people in our community, overseas aid, teaching Sunday school and scriptures at Gordon East Primary school, helping individuals in need or simply fundraising for worthy causes. Barbara also sits on a number of Charity/Not-For-Profit Boards where she uses her skills to help these worthy causes raise their profile and funds whilst turning these organisations into sustainable and viable businesses.

In accepting her award Barbara said she was humbled. "I am passionate about our community and the people who are not so fortunate – a small act of kindness goes a long way sometimes. I don’t do it for recognition or money I just love making people happy – it’s a privilege”

The celebration was attended by 200 guests along with a number of Members of Parliament. National Volunteer Week is a chance for the community to celebrate the powerful contribution that volunteers make to our lives. Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello said the Government’s $30,000 contribution to the award fund is recognition of the importance of volunteering in NSW.

“This year our State’s $2 million plus volunteers will make a contribution worth an estimated $5 billion to our economy. Volunteers are the lifeblood of so many facets of our society, including aged care, emergency services, environmental management, healthcare, sport and tourism – all of which simply could not operate effectively without them."

MAY IS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH

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WORLD LUPUS DAY – 10 MAY

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TAKE ACTION AND HELP END THE BRUTAL IMPACT OF THIS DEVASTATING DISEASE. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO TAKE ACTION THIS MONTH AND SPREAD AWARENESS OF LUPUS - HERE ARE JUST A FEW:

PUT ON ORANGE: Show your support for people with lupus by wearing orange on Saturday, May 10 and tell people why.

CHANGE YOUR PICTURE: Change your profile picture on social media and tell people why!

FUNDRAISE YOUR WAY: Plan and host your own awareness and fundraiser event in your community. It can be as simple as a Dress Down Day at work, Share a Coffee with Friends or a Game Night. Click here to donate (plse link this to our webpage’s donate button)

WALK TO END LUPUS NOW! Participate in City2Surf and help raise funds and awareness for lupus. Click on http://www.city2surf.com.au/ for more info or contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Spread the Word: Share information about lupus with your friends and family. Here’s where you can get more info on World Lupus Day http://www.worldlupusday.org/

 

 
The Lupus Association of NSW Inc.

The mission of the Lupus Association is to work towards a world without lupus and associated connective tissue diseases through support, education and research into a cure.

The Lupus Association has over 4000 members Australia-wide and provides services to those newly diagnosed as well as those who have been living with lupus for some time.

Please explore our website and discover as much as you can about this life-changing disease. For further information you can contact the Association directly to speak with someone who can guide you to a more detailed understanding.  With your help and continued financial support we can assist researches and practitioners with developing better and more effective diagnosis and treatment programs for lupus patients, as well as support research efforts to find a cure for lupus.

The Lupus Association provides this website to allow users to gather information. The opinions and statements expressed by the authors or contributors to this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Lupus Association.

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CITY 2 SURF 2014 IS ON THIS WEEKENDSunday 10 August 2014

The Lupus Association Wishes the City2Surf Team All The Best and Thank You For your Support.

Choose to participate in this year’s event and raise funds for the Lupus Association of NSW. Your efforts will help us in our mission to work towards a world without lupus and associated connective tissue diseases through support, education and research into a cure.

Click on the link http://www.city2surf.com.au/ to register. Hurry entries closing soon.

To Fundraise or donate follow the link http://city2surf.everydayhero.com.au/ and set up your supporter page by clicking on the "start fundraising" button or submit your donation.

For more information please contact The Lupus Association of NSW Inc. on 02 9878 6055 or email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

City2Surf 2013 Lupus Support Group

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