Dec. 11, 2017

WTELN CT - Hartford returns in June

The Northeast Region is pleased to announce that the Walk to End Lupus Now® will be returning to Hartford after a two year hiatus. Coming off the heels of a fabulous fundraising season starting with the Walk to End Lupus Now CT Norwalk, the Lupus Foundation is delighted to re-establish this annual community event at an exciting new location and expand their efforts in the Hartford County community.

The Hartford Walk will take place on Sunday, June 10 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. “We are very excited to return to the Hartford area,” stated Regional Director, Sue Gloor. “The Hartford County area holds a special significance for us since this is where the Lupus Foundation of America began 40 years ago.  We have a connection to the Hartford area and we are looking forward to expanding our presence in Connecticut.”

The Northeast Region team is currently in the early planning stages of the Walk to End Lupus Now CT-Hartford and is not only working on creating awareness about lupus in the Hartford area, but is also seeking to build its volunteer leadership. The WTELNCT Hartford fundraising goal is $50,000 and the Northeast Region team is confident that they will achieve it to continue to provide education, support, advocacy and ground-breaking research programs.

“Every dollar raised through the Walk brings us one step closer to solving the cruel mystery of this disease” stated Antonella Leone-Giamei, Fundraising & Development Manager.

The NE Region is recruiting volunteers to serve on the planning committee.  Volunteers are needed to secure corporate sponsors, recruit walk teams, and plan the event logistics.  Longtime volunteer and committee member, Mike Ganino, also added, "There are so many families, friends and caregivers who live with lupus each and every day in Connecticut and we’re thrilled that once again there will be a Walk to End Lupus Now in the Hartford Area.  We know that with an incredible outpouring of dedicated volunteers and passionate supporters and walkers, we will make this day a tremendous success!  Please join us in any way that you can as we Walk to End Lupus Now!”

For more information or to get involved, please contact Antonella Leone-Giamei, Fundraising & Development Manager, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 1-866-255-0348 ext. 702.  Follow the Northeast Region Facebook page for the latest local news and events.