LRS Aids Lupus Society of Illinois with Fundraising Walk in Chicago on Sept. 18

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Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will join with the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) to raise money and disease awareness through the 2016 Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk.

This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Lincoln Park, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants may choose distances of either one mile or three miles.

LRS is a Chicago-based independent recycling and waste diversion services provider serving Chicago-area businesses and residential homeowners. For the walk, the company will bring together all of its more than 600 employees, and their families and friends, to support LSI’s goal of finding a cure for lupus and supporting disease research.

“We are very excited for Lakeshore Recycling Systems to become a part of the largest and longest running Illinois lupus walks,” Mary Dollear, LSI’s vice president, said in a press release. “Together, we will increase awareness and raise funds to help the lupus community and find a cure to this often devastating disease.”

Lupus Society of Illinois

LSI’s mission is to promote lupus awareness and provide personalized resources for the lupus community, as well as to support research. The Society offers a series of programs and services to meet the needs of the lupus community throughout Illinois, including educational events, teleconferences, support groups, financial assistance, as well as the Lupus Navigator— a program providing personal assistance with any lupus-related issue.

LSI offers all its services free-of-charge, mainly because of the success of the Illinois Lupus Walks.

Each of the five LRS’ teams, for instance, has a goal of raising $5,000, totaling a company goal of $25,000 in addition to its sponsorship of the day’s event.

For more information and to register for a walk in your area, please visit the LSI website.

“Lupus is a worthy cause that we are proud to support,” Alan T. Handley, LRS’s chief executive officer, said. “We have over 600 men and women joining forces under the LRS name working collectively to benefit our customers and community. It was an easy decision to stand behind LSI ,and I am confident that our support will bring LSI one step closer to improving the lives of those suffering today.”