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Razzleberry
05-03-2007, 08:18 AM
I received this email from the IL Lupus Foundation and I thought I would share it with all of you. Maybe if we inundate Oprah with emails she'll do a show for us.

Email Oprah
Lupus Foundation of America,
Illinois Chapter
Wants Oprah's Attention!


Seen in 146 countries, The Oprah Winfrey Show reaches millions of people around the world! Obviously, having lupus featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show would educate millions about this greatly misunderstood disease.

Help us get The Oprah Winfrey Show's attention by emailing her show!

Follow these 3 steps:

Step 1:

Click on the link: http://www2.oprah.com/email/reach/email_showideas.jhtml



Step 2:

Complete the e-form!



Step 3:

Cut and paste the suggested text below (BE SURE TO PERSONALIZE YOUR STORY IN THE DESIGNATED SECTION)! Keep your email brief, the section only accommodates 2000 characters!



email mary@lupusil.org and let us know if you forwarded a lupus message on to Oprah! We'll let you know when we hear back.

Suggested Text:

Dear Oprah,

Thank you for continuing to educate the world about important issues. I’m writing today to ask you to feature lupus, the chronic, often disabling auto-immune disease, on your program.

Lupus is an often misunderstood disease – even Dr. Phil didn’t understand the severity of the disease when he said on his March 5th show, that lupus was “not life threatening” and “easily controlled.”


The truth is, lupus is difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat and can be life threatening. 90% of the cases are women and of those, African America, Hispanic/Latino and Native Americans are at greater risk. There’s no known cause, no test, no cure.


This disease devastates those living with lupus and the family and friends of those individuals. I know, my life has been impacted by lupus. [PERSONALIZE YOUR STORY HERE!]


Please help us increase awareness of lupus by featuring it on the Oprah Show.

Thank you for your consideration.









© 2007 Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter






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Saysusie
05-03-2007, 09:33 AM
Oh, I will ABSOLUTELY send the e-mail!!

mnjodette
05-03-2007, 03:03 PM
I sent mine!!

Pretti in Pink
05-03-2007, 06:06 PM
I have often thought about doing it, just never took the time but now I have.

angela
05-03-2007, 08:51 PM
sent mine!! actually,i sent one when i was first diagnosed in 04.

browneyedgirl53
05-04-2007, 11:28 PM
WHAT A GREAT IDEA ! I will send in mine to Oprah AND DR. PHIL !!

Thanks for taking the initiative - bravo !!!

Much love,
Browneyedgirl

TERIOD
05-15-2007, 08:24 PM
about ten days ago i sent an email to Oprah, today i recieved an email from the Oprah show, the subject read, would like to visit Oprah in Chicago all exspenses paid, unfornunatly it was in my bulk mail and in my haste i deleted before i could open it, has anyone else recieved a reply to their emails????

angela
05-15-2007, 08:45 PM
hey teriod!! go to your 'deleted items' folder QUICK!!!!! nope, i havent gotten one of those emails.

TERIOD
05-15-2007, 08:57 PM
too freakin late i tried that, tried every thing, no go, i sent another email to the Oprah website to try and get verification

man i hope i didnt blow this off, Oprah's one of the few celebrities i have respect for

Morpheus
05-16-2007, 01:06 AM
I've just sent mine, however, to all fellow saouth africa lupies and all other lupies for that matter could we please try and do it for the sabc3talk show, A talk show that airs during the week.

the shows name is 3talk.

Pleaseee

georgiamoma
05-16-2007, 03:45 AM
I saw a special on TV about spamming and unfortunately your invitation to the Oprah show was one of the scams going around. I have gotten them before many times and I don't even read them. It said if you recieve an invitation to the Oprah show or any other show to delete it because it was a scam to get personal information from you. When Oprah's people were contacted about helping to stop they email since it did have her name in it, they said they didn't get a reply back.

But the email probably didn't come from the Oprah show for real. I'm sorry. It would be exciting if you could have gone on there to speak about lupus. It's not too late, maybe all our emails will make it happen! Take care!

IloveHistory
05-16-2007, 09:08 PM
Hi Morpheus!

I totally agree! It would be wonderful to have a show about Lupus on 3Talk!

So, will do!

Keep well! :)

Hasanati
05-25-2007, 05:02 AM
:!: thanks for passing this info along! about a month ago, i sent a letter and email to the oprah show, harpo studios, montel williams, his foundation (since ms is somewhat similar), different magazines...u name it...i sent letters and emails to them to discuss lupus. i told my story of a lupus patient, a lupus advocate, going to capital hill this yr w/ the lupus found of america...the whole nine! no reply as of yet...but the letters and emails haven't been bumpted back to me, so that's a good thing!

good luck to us all!