Leading the way to a cure

Lupus Research Update: 2008 Volume 4

Volume 4, 2008 - Online Edition | In This Issue

Message From The President >
ALR Leadership Paves Way For Research Breakthroughs >
Success! Congress Passes Department of Defense Funding for Lupus Research >
Lupus Research Progress: Meet Dr. Anselm Hennis / Meet Dr. Anne Davidson >
The Faces of Lupus – Francine Katz: 2008 ALR Volunteer of the Year >
The Faces of Lupus – Angela Barmby Greenberg: 2008 ALR Quest for a Cure Award >
2008 Events Highlights >
Successful 2008 ALR National Volunteer Meeting and Advocacy Day >
Celebrating ALR Volunteers at the Working Together For A Cure National Awards Dinner >
ALR Top Walkers, Teams & Corporate Sponsors >

ALR Top Walkers, Teams & Corporate Sponsors

WalkWith Us to Cure Lupus: 2008 Highlights

The ALR worked with hundreds of dedicated volunteers to hold 29 walks in our Walk with Us to Cure Lupus program this past year. We are extremely grateful to all of our volunteers for their tireless commitment to raising funds for lupus research. While we can't thank everyone individually, we would like to highlight a few of our special accomplishments of 2008:

In Chicago, organizers raised $100,000 in their Fall 2007 walk, then turned around and raised another $100,000 when they moved their walk to Spring 2008.

The Fall 2008 Central New Jersey Walk raised over $145,000 with the strong support of Corporate Co-Chairmen Al Glover, President and CEO, Saint Peters University Hospital, and Stephen Jones, President and CEO, RobertWood Johnson University Hospital.

In the small community of Boca Raton, Florida, committed volunteers continue to outdo themselves, this year beating their own record and raising $180,000 for lupus research.

Despite the disaster of Hurricane Ike, volunteers in Houston didn't let us down, rallying behind Corporate Co-chairs Angela Greenberg and Gene Egdorf of the Lanier Law Firm to hold a successful November 2, 2008 Walk, raising over $75, 000.

Our newest ALR Walk got off to a fabulous start on November 2 in Miami, Florida, thanks to Event Chairperson Olga Rodriguez.

And the ALR's largest event, the New York City Walk with Us to Cure Lupus brought more than 2,000 participants to South Street Seaport this year to have fun and raise money for lupus research.

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2008 such a successful year!

Dallas gets ready to Walk With Us to Cure Lupus on September 20, 2008


Atlanta 2008 TopWalkers
Dana Cobb
Claire Evans
Emily Giannini
Rob Murphy
Tim and Marcia Swoger

Atlanta 2008 Top Teams
Legs for Lupus
March for Marj
Strong Laces
Team Murphy
Team Tara

Atlanta 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Highwoods Properties
J. Smith Lanier

Austin 2008 TopWalkers
Laura Finlay
Lisa Hargraves
Margie Perez
Kristy Taylor
Urban Scott

Austin 2008 Top Teams
Melissa's Militia
One Step Walkers
Paw Prints of Love
Purple Trolls

Baltimore 2008 TopWalkers
Julie Brune
Danielle Garceau
Diane Jaegar
Richard and Jan Nyborg
Jodi Rehak

Baltimore 2008 Top Teams
Clipper City Cruisers
J Squared
Sally's Angels
The Flare-Fighting Flamingos

Baltimore 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Legg Mason
McCormick & Co

Boston 2008 TopWalkers
Scott and Kathy Brunkhardt
David Drinan
Julie Galgay
Ronald Menconi
Tim and Kathy Riordan

Boston 2008 Top Teams
In Memory of Ani
Livin' on a Prayer
Team Brunkhardt
Team Jules
Team Mail Computer Service

Boston 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Dupey Spine

Chattanooga 2007 TopWalkers
Emily Knoch
Kay McDaniel
Joy Wright

Chattanooga 2007 Top Teams
K Troop Team
Team Kay McDaniel
Amy's Team

Chattanooga 2007 Top Corporate Sponsors
Natural Awakenings
US Express

Chicago 2008 TopWalkers
Carole Andrew
Courtney Magliochetti
Susan Schulman
Jacquelyn Thompson
Sarah Yeager

Chicago 2008 Top Teams
Muszycal Joy Walkers
Salon Rhapsody Has S.A.S.
Team Andrew
Team Dunn
Team Magliochetti

Connecticut 2008 TopWalkers
Jeffrey Billing
Laura, Erika and Keith Poquette

Connecticut 2008 Top Teams
Ansonia High School
Erika's Crew
The Terminators

Connecticut 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Country Club Homes, Inc.
Chubb Group of Insurance
Duble & O'Hearn Inc.

Dallas 2008 TopWalkers
Jason Horton
Dorian Mims
Shelley Shuttlesworth

Dallas 2008 Top Teams
Shelley's Heroes
Team Horton
Walk with Dorian

Dallas 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Baylor Health Care System
Heritage Bag Company
Rheumatology Associates

Denver 2007 TopWalkers
Melissa Meeks
Melissa Nguyen
Karen Sulley
Robert Turgeon
Megan Wegner

Denver 2007 Top Teams
Breakfast Club
Megan's Marchers
Patty's Ped-a-Cures
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Denver 2007 Top Corporate Sponsors
Equilane Lending Company
Foothills Hockey Association
Ginger's Tomorrow

Detroit 2008 TopWalkers
Maria Beland
Erik Briggers
Rachael Kokkinos
John Pallach
Sherry Rayburn

Detroit 2008 Top Teams
Alycia's Wolf Pack
Team Erik
Team Kokkinos
Team SOS

Detroit 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Colombo & Colombo
Joe Ricci Dodge
Michael B. Serling, P.C.
Toyota Motor Sales

Houston 2007 TopWalkers
Joy Arrington
Laura Egdorf
Angela Greenberg
Dearing Mcklemurry
Charles Mickey

Houston 2007 Top Teams
Ann's Team
Charlie's Angels
Fighting Lupus for Laura
Joy's Victory Steppers

Houston 2007 Top Corporate Sponsors
Heights Audiology and Hearing
Kazin, McClain, et al
Rochester Medical Corporation
The Lanier Law Firm
The Moore Law Firm

Houston 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Heights Audiology and Hearing
Kazin, McClain, et al
Rochester Medical Corporation

The Lanier Law Firm
Kansas City 2008 TopWalkers
Julie Hix
Mac Lewison
Lee and Caryo Resnick
Arthur Tanner
Brooke Taylor

Kansas City 2008 Top Teams
Team Julupus
Team Mac
Team Resnick
Team Taylor
Team Tinmster

Kansas City 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
QUICKSTART, Eddie Kennison Foundation
Resnick Associates
TinMaster, Inc.
Waddell and Reed

Las Vegas 2008 TopWalkers
Teresa Pope
Sue White

Long Island 2008 TopWalkers
Kelly Beyrouty
Marita Ebanks
Lisa Allison Katz
Bobby Parente
Jennifer Steinberg

Long Island 2008 Top Teams
Capital One Bank
New York Jets Team
Team S
Team Wolf

Long Island 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Capital One Bank
Hofstra University
The Estee Lauder Foundation

Los Angeles 2007 TopWalkers
Nancie Barnett
Bethany Chang
Andy Chuang
Noelle Donfeld
Katie Schellenberg

Los Angeles 2007 Top Teams
KT's Loop
Leave Lupus to the Wolves
Linda's Lupus Troopers
Walk on Water
Wolf Daughters

Los Angeles 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Caruso Family Foundation
Central New Jersey 2007 TopWalkers
Gina Coppola
Leah Crocker
Rachel Ingber
Hannah Margolin
Suzanne Schaefer

Central New Jersey 2007 Top Teams
Leah's Lifesavers
Pereen's Playaz
Sue's Crew
Team Tara

Central New Jersey 2007 Top Corporate Sponsors
Johnson & Johnson
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Northern New Jersey 2008 TopWalkers
Francine Katz
Brenda Lane
Janice Lawner
Dennis & Tracey Paylo
Joe Trunfio

Northern New Jersey 2008
Top Teams
Atlantic Health
Crusaders 4 a Cure
Katz Me if You Can
Paylo's Platoon
Team Chaz

Northern New Jersey 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Amerada Hess Corporation
Atlantic Health
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Saint Barnabas Health Care

NYC Fall 2007 TopWalkers
Edwin Beltran
David Estrada
Karen Geisenheimer
Jaime Johnson
Matthew Niskanen

NYC Fall 2007 Top Teams
ALR All Stars
Lawyers against Lupus
Team Turner

NYC Fall 2007 Corporate Sponsors
Bank of New York Mellon
Deutsche Bank

Raleigh-Durham 2008 TopWalkers
Farrah Baird
Dawn Baker
Steven Champeon
Heather Hesketh
Christy King
Ryan McArthur

Raleigh-Durham 2008 Top Teams
DB's Cure Crew
Team Baird
Team Green Monster
Team Hesketh.com
Team Positive Attitude-RTP

Raleigh-Durham 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
Hesketh.com, Inc.
Inspire Pharmaceuticals
Novo Nordisk
TMP Meeting Services
Travel Management partners

San Antonio 2008 TopWalkers
Marlene Heringer
Malik Rose

San Antonio 2008 Top Teams
Debbie's Dearest
Lenie's Team Schertz
Team Rose

San Antonio 2008 Top Corporate Sponsor
Valero Foundation

San Francisco 2008 TopWalkers
Mica Crawford
Evanne Grate
Tony and Lori Lautmann
Rosealee Livorsi-Escobar
Carmella Petitt

San Francisco 2008 Top Teams
Fight To Cure
Fog City Butterflies
Oompus Lupus
Team Len
The Lopers

San Francisco 2008 Top Corporate Sponsors
D.R. Bryant & Co.
Project Playlist
San Francisco Police Officers Association

San Luis Obispo 2008 TopWalkers
John and Mia Arnold
Cindy Lupello
Scott and Stephanie Maze
Lisa Nave
JoLiin Rosa

San Luis Obispo 2008 Top Teams
Cindy's Crusaders
Guerreros de Lupus
Pledges 4 Pow
Team Neutron
We Hate Lupus…But We Love JoLin

Seattle 2008 TopWalkers
Kristin "Kit" Benshoof
Kawanna Perine-O'Neil
Lauren Robison-Clisham
Michelle Sotelo
Janice Valez

Seattle 2008 Top Teams
Team Hernandez
Team Joan
Team KA
Team Koopie

Washington, DC 2007 TopWalkers
Lois Gantz
Donna Largent
Cathy Ojalvo
Amy Swartz
Cathy Yates

Washington, DC 2007 Top Teams
Deanna's Friends
People Against Lupus (PAL)
River City All Stars
Team Green Machine

The Alliance for Lupus Research is grateful to all our walkers and other volunteers whose efforts are leading the way to a cure.

We're so grateful to the many friends who participated in our Walks this fall.

1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

172 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Lupus Research Alliance.

We're walking across the United States to raise awareness and funds for lupus research.


Show your support by visiting the Lupus Research Alliance online store. Discover the perfect gift, or prepare for a walk with our selection of apparel and accessories.

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