The Walk for Lupus Now

Saturday, October 27 2012
10:00 am

Location: Boston Common Parkman Bandstand, 145 Tremont St., Boston

Check-in 10 a.m., walk starts at 11 a.m.

Residents of Boston will don purple and converge at the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand on Oct. 27 to participate in the city’s inaugural annual Walk for Lupus Now. The event aims to draw attention to and raise funds to fight lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans, mostly women of childbearing age.

The Walk is organized by the nonprofit Lupus Foundation of America, an organization that raises public awareness about lupus, funds lupus research, and provides direct support to those who have the disease.

Approximately 90 percent of people with lupus are women, but men and children can also develop the disease. Lupus strikes without warning, has unpredictable, sometimes fatal effects, and has no known cause and no known cure. The disease is also difficult to diagnose—on average it takes an individual four years and three doctors to get an accurate diagnosis.

To sign up for the Walk for Lupus Now in Boston, visit www.WalkForLupusNow.org/Boston or call 877- 910-9779.

For media inquiries, call Vaishali Honawar at 202-349-1157 or email honawar@lupus.org

About the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.: The LFA is the foremost and oldest national nonprofit health organization that raises public awareness about lupus, funds lupus research, and provides direct support and services to all people affected by lupus. More information about lupus and our ongoing work is available by visiting www.lupus.org

 

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