Nov. 1 fashion show at Clock Tower to benefit Lupus Society of Illinois

Staff Report

A fund-raising fashion show for the Lupus Society of Illinois will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center, 7801 E. State St., Rockford.

The idea for the fashion show came after Saundra Anderson, a Northern Illinois University graduate and Lupus Society of Illinois support group coordinator, came face-to-face with her own battle with the disease when her child was diagnosed at age 9.

Funds raised at the fashion show will help fund research to educate women and children about how to assist local providers in minimizing misdiagnoses and disease management by providing adequate information, support groups and health promotion.

Lupus affects roughly 90 percent of women and children,” Anderson noted. “For a disease to be so prevalent in a number of communities, including Rockford, and very few people have never heard about it, was astonishing! While advocating for my own child, it became more apparent to me there wasn’t enough resources available, and ultimately, it became a personal goal of mine to get the word out there by raising awareness.”

For more details, contact Anderson at (815) 501-5171 or email

Posted Oct. 29, 2014

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