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Lupus Research Update: 2010 Volume 2

Volume 2, 2010 - Online Edition | In This Issue


The Next Phase in Advancing Genetic Science >
Brilliant Minds Search for Answers >
Uncovering New Paths to Treatment for Lupus Nephritis >
Faces of Lupus: A Volunteer Who has it All >
Lupus Experts Convene at International Congress >
Lupus News Corner >

Lupus News Corner

JETS Star Power Benefits the ALR

Once again the New York Jets did their part to fight lupus by drawing a crowd of football enthusiasts to a benefit luncheon for ALR on September 1st at the exclusive Cipriani Wall Street restaurant. The Jets, one of ALR’s oldest friends, provided excitement for sports fans by introducing its players for the new football season.

The event was hosted by the Jets’ owner — and ALR Chairman — Robert Wood (Woody) Johnson IV. Over the past eight years, the Jets have raised nearly $8 million for the ALR.

There is still time to DOUBLE the impact of your generosity! Every gift generated by this newsletter will also be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. If you have been thinking about renewing your support — what better time than right now!

Collaborative Meetings Spark Creativity

ALR-funded researchers — and scientists who work closely with the ALR — gathered in New York this past May to share their findings with colleagues in two days of collaborative meetings orchestrated by the Alliance for Lupus Research. The ALR sponsors these annual meetings to facilitate research and encourage collaboration between scientists who are pursuing different aspects of lupus.

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Reflecting on the event, one ALR-funded scientist, Dr. Andras Perl, from the State University of New York, said, “The meetings were very stimulating and interactive. It was great to hear what my colleagues are working on. We’re all moving toward a common goal and sharing information can only speed up the process.” He also stressed that the ALR has been crucial to his investigations.

At the concluding reception, ALR advocates, volunteers, fundraisers and donors — some living with lupus or caring for a loved one with lupus — had an opportunity to meet ALR-funded lupus researchers in an intimate and personal setting.

ALR Chairman Robert Wood (Woody) Johnson IV thanked all of the scientists for coming to the collaborative meeting — and for their extraordinary efforts to find a cure for lupus.

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1.5 million

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90 million

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