NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Oct. 15, thousands will put their purple laces on to find a cure for lupus.

The auto-immune disease affects about 1.5 million Americans, and is most common in women ages 15 to 44.

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure.

Lupus Research Allicance co-CEO Ken Farber stopped by the CBS2 studio to talk more about how his organization is making strides against lupus.

The walk will kick off at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum on West 46th Street and 12 Avenue on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.

For more information on the walk, click here.

Click on the video above to see the full interview.

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