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Lupus Research Update: 2009 Volume 1

Volume 1, 2009 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Message From The President >
Early Funding From the Alliance For Lupus Research Helps Small Firm Advance Research >
Activist Cathy Flanagan-Ross Donates “Cure Lupus Now” Trademark To The ALR >
Lupus Research Progress – ALR-Funded Researcher Awarded DoD Funding >
Lupus Research Progress – 2009 Grantees Represent Cutting Edge Research >
Who Gets Lupus? >
The Face of Lupus: Jalynn Skye Miller and Family >
National Limousine Association Supports the ALR >
ALR Proudly Displays BBB Wise Giving Alliance Seal >
ALR Advocacy Leads to Continued DoD Funding for Lupus Research >
Shoe News – Families Walking for a Cure: The Rineharts, Baltimore, MD, Saint Peter's University Hospital, and Singing for a Cure in Seattle >

Activist Cathy Flanagan-Ross Donates “Cure Lupus Now” Trademark To The ALR

Cathy Flanagan-RossWhen Cathy Flanagan-Ross was diagnosed with lupus at age 30, all the information she found about the disease seemed to dwell on the negative prospects. “It’s not good to hear you’ve got 10 years to live,” says Cathy. “You need hope.”

Cathy began thinking about what she could do to support others with lupus. “I thought the most hopeful thing was to show success, and the way to do that was to fund research,” says Cathy. “So I started my own nonprofit, Cure Lupus Now.

Colleagues at employer Merrill Lynch, friends, and others with lupus soon joined her cause and held several successful fundraisers. But when Cathy’s health took a downturn, she ended up leaving Manhattan and putting Cure Lupus Now on the back burner. “I always thought I’d get back to it, but my health is such that I really can’t do it,” she says. “If I couldn’t do it, I knew that ALR could.”

Today, ALR is thrilled to receive Cathy’s donation of Cure Lupus Now to enhance our fundraising and the search for a cure. And we want you to join us, by visiting our new Facebook and MySpace pages at: www.myspace.com/lupusresearch and www.facebook.com/pages/Alliance-for-Lupus- Research/44101039807 and telling us why it’s important to you that we Cure Lupus Now.

Here’s why it’s important to Cathy Flanagan-Ross: “There are entirely too many people living with this devastating disease. We must continue to push the medical and research community to do whatever it takes to Cure Lupus Now.


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