CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 01, 2016) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicagoland's leading independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, this month will be spreading lupus awareness at Lupus Society of Illinois' (LSI) Chicago Walk. As a company actively involved in the Chicagoland community, LRS is bringing together all 600+ employees, families and friends to support LSI's goals of finding a cure for lupus and raising funding for research.

"We are very excited for Lakeshore Recycling Systems to become a part of the largest and longest running Illinois lupus walks," said LSI Vice President Mary Dollear. "Together, we will increase awareness and raise funds to help the lupus community and find a cure to this often devastating disease."

LSI promotes lupus awareness and provides resources for the lupus community while supporting research. Lupus is a complex disease that causes a weak immune system and can affect many parts of the body.

LRS is sponsoring LSI's walks throughout Chicagoland, including the participation of all six LRS facilities to register for the Chicago Walk and make a contribution, which will be matched by the company. LRS' five teams welcome all employees and their family members and friends to come together in this community-changing event. Each team has a goal to raise $5,000, totaling a company goal of $25,000, which is in addition to the sponsorship level contributed by LRS. The Chicago Walk will be held on Sunday, September 18.

"Lupus is a worthy cause that we are proud to support," said Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley. "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."

To register for a walk in your area or donate to LSI, go to For more information about lupus or the Lupus Society of Illinois contact Mary Dollear, Vice President, at 312.542.0002.

About the Lupus Society of Illinois
The Lupus Society of Illinois' mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. LSI serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community -- the lupus community consists of lupus patients, friends, family and health care professionals. Programs and services include educational events -- including teleconferences -- Support Groups, Individual Peer Support, financial assistance, and the Lupus Navigator program that provides personal assistance with any lupus related issue.

The LSI does not charge for any of its programs and services -- in large part due to the success of the Illinois Lupus Walks. LSI also works to educate health care professionals about lupus, raise lupus awareness in the general public and advocate for the lupus community on the state and federal level.

About Lupus
Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.

Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at or call 312.542.0002.

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Serving Chicagoland for over 17 years, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) specializes in recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to Chicagoland businesses and residential homeowners. LRS owns and operates six Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), a fleet of fuel-efficient natural gas-powered trucks and is run by over 600 committed full-time employees. LRS is a recipient of Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award, is ranked #35 on Waste360's 2016 Top 100 Waste and Recycling Companies in North America and is a 2016 multi-Stevie award winning company with honors including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of the Year. Controlling over 2.2 million tons-per-year, LRS does not own a landfill and is committed to raising awareness for a more environmentally sustainable and scalable business model that fuels the circular economy. To learn more, visit

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