The Chicago Northwest Suburbs Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Sunday, July 28, 2019


Special summer BBQ!

Contact Gail for location:


Meeting Location

***Special Summer BBQ in July!***
Contact Gail for location:

Regular meeting location:
3400 Dundee Rd. Suite 330
Northbrook, IL 60062

Meeting Schedule

Chicago Northwest Suburbs group will alternate monthly meetings with Chicago Northside support group- giving you the opportunity to attend either/OR both groups!

Group Leaders

Group Co-Leader:
Kathy Lange
(847) 577-9940

Group Co-Leader:
Gail Wright
(847) 612-7387



About Chicago's Northwest Suburbs Support Group Co-Leaders

Kathy Lange

Kathy Lange, Suburban Chicago Group. I decided to become a co-leader to help keep the group going and to add new content to the meetings. Our group grew and we moved the meeting to the Rolling Meadows Library for easy access. Now we meet frequently at my new co-leader’s home.

Through our meetings we offer information as well as presentations by a variety of related professionals. We have had wonderful talks by rheumatologists, physical therapists, and representatives from pharmaceutical companies. In addition to these presentations there is always time for people to share with others with AS.

As the group has become more popular we have fostered a second group in the Chicagoland area.

Gail Wright

Gail Wright is a teacher of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She's been teaching in a variety of settings for 27 years. Gail was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in January of 2014. She enjoys exercising, hiking, being outdoors - especially in the mountains, gardening and being with great friends. She has an amazing, supportive husband and two great kids.


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16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406


Information Requests

(800) 777-8189 U.S. only
or (818) 892-1616
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