NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join metro New York’s lupus community and the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Saturday, October 12 at the Walk with Us to Cure Lupus taking place at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan.
Walk with Us to Cure Lupus is the LRA’s signature national fundraising program that unites communities across the country to achieve one goal – to raise much-needed funds to improve care and find the cure for lupus.
In lupus, the immune system, which should protect against infection, instead creates antibodies that can attack any part of the body. More than 90% of the millions of people worldwide who live with lupus are women. African Americans, Latino, Asians and Native Americans are two to three times at greater risk than Caucasians.
This day is set for a true celebration. Before and after the Walk, participants can take part in Tie Dying tee shirts, face painting, Team photos, and signing the annual “Hope Begins Here” banner displayed in the LRA national office in NYC. Free snacks and hot chocolate as well as a 25% discount for all participants to visit the Intrepid Museum add to the fun for all ages.
The Walk route is about 3.1 miles around the Intrepid on Pier 86 at West 46th Street. Walkers are encouraged to go at their own pace and cover their own distance; it is not necessary to complete the route. For more information about the NYC Walk, contact Elizabeth Vega-Eng at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.884.6043.
“Thousands are walking across the United States to raise vital awareness and funds for lupus research,” comments Kenneth M. Farber, President and CEO of the Lupus Research Alliance. “Through the efforts of communities like New York, this program has contributed millions to be invested in the most innovative and promising research that has led to every pivotal advance in lupus to date. We look forward to seeing New York come out full force on October 12.”
The lupus community thanks Walk sponsors for their ongoing support and commitment: Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY Jets, Northwell Health, First Data, Cantor Fitzgerald, WCBS/WLNY, iHeart Radio, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals.
Visit http://www.lupusresearch.org/ to learn more about the LRA and scientific breakthroughs that are transforming lupus treatment. Get the latest news, share your experiences and support others on LRA’s Community Forum, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About the Lupus Research Alliance:
The Lupus Research Alliance aims to transform treatment while advancing toward a cure by funding the most innovative lupus research in the world. Because the Lupus Research Alliance’s Board of Directors fund all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations goes to support lupus research programs.
Updated 9 a.m. PT 10/4 to correct an inadvertent error in original text provided by news source.
News Source: Lupus Research Alliance