Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Alliance for Lupus Research Virtual Walk

Walk with Us,


Saturday, November 12th, 2011 

ALR Virtual Walk Day

In 2011, the Alliance for Lupus Research launched Walk with U.S., Walk Local Cure Global Virtual Fundraising Event.  The virtual walk allows people around the country to raise crucial funds for lupus research and increase lupus awareness by walking anywhere they want and with anyone they want.  Thousands of ALR supporters across the country will join our quest for a cure and walk virtually on November 12th, why don’t you join us?  100% of every dollar raised through the ALR’s Walk with U.S., Walk Local Cure Global Virtual Walk goes directly to support lupus research programs. 

Walking for a cure is easy, empowering and fun! Gather your friends, family and coworkers on Saturday, November 12th, choose your own walk site (local park, your neighborhood, parking lot, or corporate complex), walk length and time. There is a $20 registration fee to participate, and all walkers are encouraged to fundraise and solicit support from family, friends, co-workers and business associates to raise even more for lupus research. 

Together, we will find a cure. The mission of the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) is to find better treatments, prevent and ultimately cure systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus), a debilitating autoimmune disease, by supporting medical research. Because the ALR Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations received go directly to support lupus research programs. Founded in 1999 by Robert Wood Johnson IV, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family and owner of the New York Jets, after his daughter was diagnosed with lupus, the ALR has become the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.  To date, the ALR has committed over $65-million to innovative and aggressive lupus research. 

About Lupus Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost every major organ in the body, including the heart, kidneys, skin, lungs and brain.  Symptoms are unpredictable and can range from fatigue and joint pain to severe organ damage. Too often fatal, lupus is extremely difficult to diagnose and treat.  The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates the number of Americans suffering from lupus at approximately 1.4 million–making lupus more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis. Although there are many men and children living with lupus, 90% of those diagnosed are women.  Lupus is 3 times more common in African-American women.  Women of Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American descent are also particularly vulnerable.


Get Involved Today Join the ALR quest for a cure as an individual supporter, or sign up a team and recruit support from your circle of friends, family and co-workers! 
Visit to register online or call toll free, 1-866-WALK-ALR.

For additional information, contact Heidi Aldama at 773-283-4533 or email,

Alliance for Lupus Research ∙ 28 West 44th Street, Suite 501 ∙ New York, New York ∙ 10036 ∙ 1-866-WALK-ALR ∙

National Virtual Walk

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