Oct. 20, 2016

Walk to End Lupus Now Boston is This Weekend


This Saturday, October 22, 2016 the Lupus Foundation of America will host its 5th anniversary Walk to End Lupus Now® event on the Boston Common. Nearly 1,000 people are expected to turnout at the event and experience first-hand the power of the movement to end lupus.

Lupus has no known cause and no known cure, but affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide. Despite its widespread prevalence, lupus research funding and awareness of its brutal impact remain low.
 

"In just 5 years, Walk to End Lupus Now Boston has raised half a million dollars!" -- Michael Satterwhile, Event Chair


“While we work to solve the cruel mystery of lupus, we must ensure that all Boston residents affected by lupus have access to the resources and support they need,” said Michael Satterwhite, Boston Walk to End Lupus Now event chair. “By coming together to raise funds and awareness, Boston residents are showing their power and support for people with lupus, families, friends and the entire community of those suffering with lupus. In just 5 years, Walk to End Lupus Now Boston has raised half a million dollars!”

Every dollar raised at the Walk to End Lupus Now brings us one step closer to solving the cruel mystery of this disease.

Walk to End Lupus Now events are held in more than 60 cities across the country, making it the largest lupus walk program in the entire country. The Walk to End Lupus Now is made possible with the generous support of its sponsors including Biogen, and various local sponsors.

To register or to make a donation, visit walktoendlupusnow.org/boston.

Want to know what it’s like to attend a Walk event? Watch our spirit video.

Additionally, you can learn more about upcoming education events and our efforts to recruit support group facilitators by joining the Walk to End Lupus Now Boston Facebook group.

Contact: Sara Bentley, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 202-494-8514


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