Aug. 23, 2013

Walk to End Lupus Now West Haven Press Release

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August 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WALK TO END LUPUS NOW: HELP US SOLVE THE CRUEL MYSTERY
Walk to raise money to support Lupus Awareness all over the country.

WEST HAVEN, CT – The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, Inc. will be hosting their annual Walk to End Lupus Now event on Sunday, September 15th at Savin Rock Beach. Registration for the event begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.

The Walk to End Lupus Now is Connecticut’s largest lupus awareness event, and this year marks their 40th anniversary. “Lupus affects an estimated 17,000 people in Connecticut alone, but many people do not understand what lupus is or what it does, so it is crucial to increase awareness through events like our Walk to End Lupus Now,” says Corrianne Gagliardi, Director of Development and Communications, “the walk will include fun for the whole family, make sure to come out and join us!” Gagliardi adds.

Join many walkers from around Connecticut for a half-day day of fun, food, and friendship with activities for the whole family. Walkers can take the trip through the 1/4-3 mile long walk to show their support in raising the awareness of lupus. For more information go to lupusct.org.

About the Lupus Foundation of America

The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter was founded in 1973, and it is one of the founding chapters of the national organization. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. For more information about lupus and our efforts to solve the cruel mystery, visit www.lupusct.org.