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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 >

The Faces of Lupus

Francine Katz: 2008 ALR Volunteer of the Year

I am one of the lucky ones. The medications available now work for me. I've met too many people who are not as lucky as I am and are still holding out hope for new treatments. Because I am so lucky, I feel compelled to make a difference.

To me, working with the ALR is a passion. That passion has compelled me to launch the Northern New Jersey ALR Walk with Us to Cure Lupus five years ago and to actively participate in every walk since. My team, Katz Me If You Can, has raised $130,000 for lupus research so far.Francine Kata, Robert Wood Johnson IV, Barbara Boyts

My family, my friends, my employer, my colleagues and even my son's preschool have all stepped up to help. I'm grateful to all of them for all of their support of the ALR.


1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

90 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Alliance for Lupus Research.


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