August 16, 2023

Allsup Sponsors Heartland Chapter’s “Walk To End Lupus Now® 2023,” Sept. 9 In St. Louis

Community gathers in support of lupus awareness at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, St. Louis

Belleville, Illinois — August 16, 2023 — Allsup, the nation’s premier provider of disability representation services, is honored to again support the Heartland Chapter of the Lupus Foundation’s annual fundraising event. The “Walk to End Lupus Now 2023 - St. Louis” is planned for Saturday, Sept. 9, at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park.

The St. Louis in-person walk is just one of many around the country, with Lupus Foundation chapters nationwide, designed to spread awareness and raise funds for lupus research, education and support. 

Allsup has consistently supported the Heartland Chapter in its ongoing efforts to bring attention to this chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide.

“We recognize the debilitating nature of this disease that tends to strike women more than men and causes significant symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, physical and mental challenges and even heart, kidney and lung conditions,” said T.J. Geist, Allsup principal advocate.

“Our Allsup experts help people suffering from lupus secure Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits when they are no longer able to work and have met Social Security’s eligibility requirements. For more than 39 years, we have guided them through the complex application process and now offer financial resources while they await SSDI benefit approval, through Disability Financial SolutionsSM,” he added.  

To register for the walk which begins at 9 a.m. CT, learn more or to make a donation, visit “Walk to End Lupus Now® 2023" - St. Louis.  

To learn more about applying for SSDI with Lupus, visit or call 1-800-678-3276.

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. Learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter at

Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work, and healthcare benefits services for individuals, their employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Learn more at and @Allsup or download a free PDF of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting It Right The First Time.