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 >

Message from the President

Barbara BoytsAs I pause to review what the ALR and you have accomplished together this past year, I'm truly overwhelmed by our progress – and by your generous commitment. From the groundbreaking data released by the ALR-funded SLEGEN researchers that isolated 13 genes linked to lupus, to a record nearly $7 million in research funding awarded, 2008 has been a very productive year.

In this issue of our Lupus Research Update, you'll read about a new grant program we're launching this year to help researchers take the next critical steps in uncovering the role of genetics in lupus. I truly believe that we are on the brink of more remarkable breakthroughs, and I want to thank you for standing with us in this work. From ALR Walk with Us to Cure Lupus participants, to individual and corporate donors, to ALR Advocates, to the dedicated researchers who continue to speed progress toward a cure for lupus—together we are making a real difference!

Thank you for making the ALR the largest private funder of lupus research in the world and for everything you do to move us closer to a world where lupus no longer exists.

Barbara Boyts
President, ALR

1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

172 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Lupus Research Alliance.

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