Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lupus Research Walk

For those that don't know, I have been given an 'unofficial' diagnosis of Lupus, basically I fall into the category and the Lupus meds have been working to treat me for several years now, so it is assumed I have Lupus. So....I will be walking in the Lupus Research Walk this year, with Quince in tow...check out our pages, join us or donate if you can!

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Quince’s Page:

Just a reminder, I know November seems so far away, but time goes by so fast these days! Join us in the walk or donate if you can.
Don’t leave nearby? Find a walk in your area or be a virtual walker!

Check out the newest press release from ALR

Dear Friends and Family,
I recently registered for the 2008 Washinigton DC Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Walkathon, which will be held on November 2nd at National Mall, Capitol Reflecting Pool. 100% of the contributions to this event will go to support lupus research programs, because ALR's Board of Directors pays for all administrative and fundraising costs.
Your support will help me reach my own fundraising goal, and is essential to the success of ALR's mission: to prevent, treat, and cure lupus through medical research. More information on the Alliance for Lupus Research can be found at
It is faster and easier than ever to give your support! Visit my Personal Webpage to donate with a credit card online. Immediately after making your gift, you will receive an email with tax receipt information.
You can also send me a check contribution. Make all checks payable to the Alliance for Lupus Research, and include my ID Number in the check's memo line:
It is best for you to mail checks to me directly so I can collect them and turn them in on walk day. You can also mail checks directly to the Alliance for Lupus Research at: Walk with Us to Cure Lupus, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10036.
Whatever you can give will help; it all adds up! Also, feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might want to support me as I Walk to Cure Lupus. I appreciate your support and will keep you updated on my progress.
Jennifer Altman
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Facts About Lupus
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissue.
Lupus can cause life-threatening damage to major organs such as the kidneys, lungs, heart and central nervous system.
Lupus is the leading cause of death among women with autoimmune diseases who are in their childbearing years (ages 15-45).
Women are five times more likely to die from lupus than men, and African Americans are three times more likely to die from lupus than caucasians.
Between 1979 and 1998 there was an approximate 70% increase in lupus deaths among middle-aged African American women.
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