Shortly after LANtern was launched in 2003, a special celebration was held in collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery’s sister lupus programs, LupusLine and Charla de Lupus, to unite program participants in a "Lupus across Cultures" banquet.
LANtern is proud to host events throughout the year to foster a sense of community among our clients, volunteers, and supporters. The following occur every year:
LANtern’s Lunar New Year Luncheon (Feb/March) – Since 2008, this annual gathering in Chinatown brings together program members and their guests to meet each other, celebrate the holiday, and share stories. Each year, discussions are led by health providers and draw upon a specific theme focusing on self-efficacy and coping strategies. This is LANtern’s most popular and delicious social event.
The LANtern Lunar New Year Luncheon.
Living Life Healthy with Lupus (May) – Since 2008, this annual wellness event coincides with Lupus Awareness Month in May and highlights an educational presentation that is theme-focused. Offered in collaboration with LANtern’s sister programs, LupusLine®, Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)®, and SLE Workshop at Hospital for Special Surgery, and our co-sponsor, the Lupus Research Alliance.
LANtern’s Health & Wellness Day (June) – Since 2012, this annual wellness event is open to all community members to increase knowledge and public awareness of lupus. Past themes have included:
Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Walk with Us (October) – Since 2004, LANtern has led a team every October to support the LRA’s Walk with Us to Cure Lupus event.
The Lupus Research Alliance Walk.
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Workshops & Lectures – LANtern cultivates numerous community partnerships in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Flushing to promote the need for early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of lupus among Asian Americans. Programs are geared towards the audience and can be offered in English, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Besides introducing the basics about the disease, topics that are more specific have included:
Collaborating community partners and sponsors have included: Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY, Asian Health & Social Services Council, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Chinese Community Partnership for Health, Maimonides Medical Center, Manning Confucius Pharmacy, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, New York Chinese American Association, University Settlement, Visiting Nurse Service of NY.
Community Events – LANtern strives to engage community members in learning more about lupus. These are a few that we are pleased to have participated in:
NYP/Lower Manhattan Wellness Day panel.
Eliza Ngan at a LaGuardia Community College event.
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Since its inception, LANtern welcomes opportunities to educate health professionals, both at the national and local level, about the prevalence and impact of lupus in the Asian American community.
Our faculty physicians, social workers, and LANtern team contribute their time and expertise to enhance the knowledge of lupus. Our community partners assist with planning and promotion of these events.
Professional education has included the following range of topics:
Dr. Michael Lockshin presenting on SLE.
Presentations at conferences & meetings have included:
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