Leading the way to a cure

Lupus Research Update: 2007 Volume 1

Volume 1, 2007 - Online Edition | In This Issue

The results are in! >
ALR's 2007 grant recipients >
One Love. One Cause. ALR Gala a Smashing Success >
The Faces of Lupus >
Advocacy Update — ALR Goes to Washington >
Research Results - Rituximab Results in Long-Term Immune Alteration in Some Lupus Patients >
Research Results — Exploring Toll-Like Receptors’ (TLR) Role in Lupus >
Research Results – The Role of Myeloid Dendritic Cells in Lupus >
News Flash – American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting Update >
FDA Warning on Rituximab >
Drug Research and Development News >
Beyond the Research - 2007 Walk Sites Announced >


The Faces of Lupus

Shelley Shuttlesworth

Connection to lupus: I was diagnosed with lupus in the summer of 2000. My battle with the disease has been a rollercoaster. I’ve suffered from skin rashes, terrible fatigue, kidney problems, joint pain, vasculitis, and many other symptoms, and have had to take several harsh medications. Lupus also affects my whole family: after a lifetime of illness, my cousin Misty passed away from the disease in January 2006. How did you become involved with the ALR?: Just a couple of days before my first walk, one of my mother’s teachers heard about it on a local radio station and we signed up. Last year, my team“Shelley’s Heroes” raised $16,440!

Why do you support the ALR?: Lupus is obviously a very personal cause for me and I felt I had to get involved. Fundraising for the ALR helps me feel like I am doing something to fight back. I know that with the help of research, someday other people will not have to go through what I have had to endure. I believe that together we can find a cure for lupus.



1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

172 million

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