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Lupus Research Update: 2009 Volume 3

Volume 3, 2009 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Ten Extraordinary Years of Growth and Discovery >
Building on Our Advances in Genome Science >
Paving the Future with Cutting Edge Research >
Message from the President >
Where There is a WILL ... There is a Way to End Lupus >
The Face of Lupus: Fighting the Disease on Many Fronts >
Double the Impact of Your Generosity >
Supporting Our Lupus Research Update >
Shoe News: A Doctor Who is Also a Lupus Patient >
It's time to put on your Walking Shoes >
Federal Employees Make a Real Difference >

Message from the President

Barbara BoytsDear Friends of the ALR,

It is a privilege to be President of this groundbreaking organization, especially at such an important juncture — our 10th Anniversary.

In this issue of the Lupus Research Update (LRU), you'll obtain an inside glimpse into the world of the lupus research revolution from the very scientists who made it happen.

During our relatively short history, we have witnessed outstanding growth — from the insightful vision of our founders, to becoming the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.

This has been a very exciting time and I want to thank you for your support. For 10 exceptional years, the ALR — thanks to your generosity — has been the catalyst behind the work of some of the world's most brilliant scientists.

And as we continue to celebrate this significant anniversary, I am pleased to tell you that our Board of Directors has established an anniversary matching gift program.

Every gift made to the ALR — up to $1 million — will be matched by our Board!

I hope that you share my pride in the ALR's many accomplishments — because you helped us realize them.

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude,
Barbara Boyts President, ALR


1.5 million

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90 million

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