Leading the way to a cure

Lupus Research Update: 2011 Volume 2

Volume 2, 2011 - Online Edition | In This Issue

Advances in Understanding Pregnancy and Lupus >
Lowering the Risk of Pregnancy Loss >
Faces of Lupus: Pregnancy and Lupus >

Faces of Lupus: Pregnancy and Lupus

The many advances in lupus research over the past decade have led to new scientific understandings about the disease — including lupus and pregnancy. Today, it is not just a complex issue... but a manageable one.

The ALR salutes all women with lupus for their bravery. We also commend our brilliant scientists for working hard to overcome the complications lupus represents for the many women with the disease who want to become mothers.

Kenneth Farber, MD “I am extremely proud of the remarkable contributions ALR-funded investigations have made in broadening the understanding of lupus and pregnancy. Such work demonstrates that targeted, innovative research — the very type of research that the Alliance for Lupus Research continues to fund — will find the answers to improve the lives of people with lupus.”

Kenneth M. Farber, President

“I am always humbled by the extraordinary dedication of participants in Walk with Us To Cure Lupus — people who literally take that extra step to help the ALR. Sheri Kirtpartick They walk for their sisters, mothers, daughters, and wives. Many have health issues themselves. Others want to start their own families, have safe pregnancies, and raise healthy children.

“Their circumstances may be different, but they all share a common understanding that lupus mainly strikes young women in the prime of their lives. So they show up even in sweltering heat and in heavy downpours. They walk because they want to make a difference.

“Their support not only helps raise funds and awareness … it raises our hopes.”

Sheri Kirkpatrick,
ALR’s Fundraising Manager
Walk with Us To Cure Lupus

Liz Vega“To some degree all of the volunteers I have met have personally touched my life — but perhaps most deeply are women who have had children, are pregnant, or are trying to have a child.

“Some have relatively carefree pregnancies, while others cope with major life-threatening complications. Still, these courageous women give of themselves to help others through the ALR. They truly are the heart of this organization.”

Elizabeth Vega-Eng
ALR’s Northeast Region Fundraising Coordinator
Walk with Us To Cure Lupus




1.5 million

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