Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum |Pier 86
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue
Saturday, October 15 | Registration at 8:00 am
Walk Starts at 9:00 am
Join CBS2, WLNY 10/55 and the Lupus Research Alliance (formerly the Alliance for Lupus Research) in Taking Steps to Cure Lupus. The Lupus Research Alliance New York City Walk with Us to Cure Lupus will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Local residents can walk individually or form a team with family, friends or co-workers.
Through the Lupus Research Alliance’s Walk with Us to Cure Lupus program, community members come together to raise money to fund new and innovative research programs that will help lead to new treatments for the disease and one day a cure.
WCBS/WLNY are proud media partners for the event
Lupus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect the joints and almost every major organ in the body, including the heart, kidneys, skin, lungs, and brain.
As many as 1.5 million people in the United States have lupus, which affects mostly women during their childbearing years, though men and children can have the disease as well. Lupus is three times more common in African-American women than in Caucasian women and is more prevalent in women of Latino, Asian, and Native American descent.
About the Lupus Research Alliance
Born from the merger of three organizations with a common belief in the potential for science to overcome lupus, the Lupus Research Alliance is at the forefront of driving innovative research that can make a difference for people living with the prototypical autoimmune disease. With that shared conviction, the Board of Directors promises to cover all administrative and operating costs of the organization, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to funding research programs in order to realize our vision of a world free of lupus.
A Legacy of Leadership
By bringing together the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Research Institute and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, our new organization will be a relentless champion for the lupus community. Moving forward rapidly, the Lupus Research Alliance will inspire even greater cutting edge scientific exploration and results to improve diagnosis and therapy. Along with donors, doctors, volunteers, members of the scientific and industry communities, and most importantly, people with lupus and their families, the Lupus Research Alliance continues to lead the quest to prevent, treat and cure the disease, and to realize the vision of a world free of lupus.
The ALR board of directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs, allowing one hundred percent of all donations from the public, and the proceeds of its signature grassroots fundraising program, “Walk with Us to Cure Lupus,” to go directly to support research programs.