Volume 3, 2010 - Online Edition | In This Issue
A Major Advance in Use of Steroids >
Faces of Lupus: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS >
The Role of Vitamin D in Lupus >
Registries Help Guide Lupus Research and Treatment >
Milestones in an Illustrious 10-Year History >
Lupus News Corner >
Milestones in an Illustrious 10-Year History
In its relatively short history, the ALR has grown from a fledgling organization to become the world’s largest private funder of lupus research. And in this 10-year process, the ALR has foreverchanged the very landscape of lupus scientific inquiry.
As we close our first decade, we reflect on the progress that has been made — never losing sight of a future cure:
- The ALR has provided more research funds than any nongovernmental agency in the world — committing more than $60 million to date.
- We’ve sparked strong interest among leading researchers, so that more of them work and collaborate on this disease today than ever before.
- With ALR funding, scientists have uncovered several of the genes responsible for lupus. Now, researchers everywhere have a roadmap for targeting these specific genes.
- For the first time in decades, promising drugs are in the pipeline. A number of the studies that have lead to these new treatments received ALR funding.
- As a direct result of our advocacy efforts, the Department of Defense has committed more than $8 million to lupus research.
- Our signature walkathon, Walk With Us To Cure Lupus, has raised millions of dollars for research, while raising awareness of lupus throughout the country.