15th Annual New York City Walks with Us 2018

LSKD Women's Initiative

 

 

LSKD’s Women’s Initiative was created to offer a forum for the women of the firm to confront and address the unique challenges that face female attorneys, build and strengthen business relationships both in and outside the firm and support each other while advancing diversity in the firm.

 

For its inaugural event, the LSKD’s Women’s Initiative hosted a dinner with three judges discussing their unique experiences, career paths and issues which they believe women in the legal field encounter. Each had a different trajectory to arrive at where she is today, but also shared common ground in the challenges she faced and continues to face. All the attendees left that dinner feeling a bit more connected to one another and ready to address issues that impact women.

 

Our next event is the annual Walk for the Cure for Lupus on October 13, 2018. We are so excited to raise both money and awareness for a disease that impacts many women around us.

 

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 committed $200 million to lupus research, making it the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.

 

We couldn't be prouder 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! 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 below to make your donation.

 

Whatever you give will go a long way! Since the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors covers all fundraising and administrative 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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