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Boston Residents Discover Their Power to End Lupus at Walk to End Lupus Now Event

Friday, October 21, 2016 Research News J E 4
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Boston Common Will Draw Nearly 1,000 Walkers

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

"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 entire the community of those suffering with lupus.  In just 5 years, Walk to End Lupus Now Boston has raised half a million dollars!"

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 now: https://youtu.be/epwdMP3aW1oAdditionally, you can learn more about upcoming education events and our efforts to recruit support group facilitators in your area by visiting www.walktoendlupusnow.org/boston and/or joining the Walk to End Lupus Now Boston Facebook group by searching Walk to End Lupus Now – Boston.

The full release can be found at http://www.lupus.org/general-news/entry/boston-walk.

ContactSara Bentley, bentley@lupus.org 202-494-8514

About the Lupus Foundation of America 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. Learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America at lupus.org. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boston-residents-discover-their-power-to-end-lupus-at-walk-to-end-lupus-now-event-300348690.html

SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America

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