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Walk with Us to Cure Lupus, New York – There’s Strength in Our Strides!

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Join New York's lupus community and the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Saturday, October 12 to Walk with Us to Cure Lupus at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan.

Walk with Us to Cure Lupus is the LRA's signature national program that unites communities across the country to achieve one goal - to raise the much-needed funds to improve care and find the cure.

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, Latinx, 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 breakfast, snacks and a 25% discount at Coldstone Creamery 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 lupuswalknyc@lupusresearch.org or 646.884.6043.

"Thousands are walking across the United States to raise 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."

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, GSK, Us in Lupus, First Data, Cantor Fitzgerald, WCBS/WLNY, iHeart Radio, Aurinia.

Visit http://www.lupusresearch.org/ to learn more about the LRA and scientific breakthroughs that are transforming lupus treatment.

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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.

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