15th Annual New York City Walks with Us 2018

Nutty's Rider

 

 

 

We are excited to be participating in the Lupus Research Alliance New York Walk with Us to Cure Lupus on October 13th!  

This was a milestone year for Heather Mae as she achieved her first goal of an Associates degree, so we proudly post this picture of her in her cap and gown. This achievement was only achieved because of Heathers persitance and tenacity to not let this disease control her. She jumped many hurdles and had to overcome many obsticles to get to this point. More than the average college student. All because of this ellusive disease.

It is only because of organizations like this one, that the research and medicine are where it is today to keep Lupus patients healthy and on track. It is the only reason why Heather was diagnosed so quickly over 9 years ago.                                                                                                                 

 

 

Each year, the Lupus Research Alliance coordinates this powerful fundraising program where friends, family and colleagues come together in cities across the country for a 5K walkathon to raise awareness and funds for lupus research.

Lupus is a painful autoimmune disease that affects millions worldwide. This disease is more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis. Lupus can cause a plethora of ailments including kidney failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, vascular problems, and even premature death. Unfortunately, lupus presents many complexities and barriers that have prevented scientists from finding a cure. Because no two cases are exactly the same and its symptoms mimic those of other diseases, the exact cause of lupus is unknown and it is very difficult to diagnose.

But, there is hope. The Lupus Research Alliance leads the quest to free the world of this autoimmune disease through the power of scientific research. The Lupus Research Alliance has commited $200 million to lupus research, making it the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.

 

We couldn't be more proud to be supporting this amazing organization and participating as a team in the Lupus Research Alliance Walk with Us program. If you're interested in joining the quest to find a cure, we'd love to have you on our team! Click Join Team to be a part of our quest for a cure.  But if you're unable to attend the Walk on October 13th, you can still have an impact on this important cause by making a charitable contribution. To help our team reach our fundraising goal, simply click on the team captain's name (to the right) to make your donation.

Whatever you give will go a long way! Since the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors covers all fundraising and admnistrative costs, 100% of your gift will be used to support the most innovative and promising lupus research programs. 

Thank you! Your support will bring hope to the millions of people worldwide who are suffering from lupus. 

 

 

 

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