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Lupus Research Update: 2011 Volume 3

Volume 3, 2011 - Online Edition | In This Issue

The Evolution of a Scientific Breakthrough >
Faces of Lupus: A Lupus Fighter with an Eye Toward the Future >
Exploring the Benefits of Planned Giving >
2011 ALR Grantees Announced >
Lupus News Corner >

Lupus News Corner

BGC Charity Day Includes the ALR

Hosted by BGC, the 7th Annual Global Charity Day took place on September 12th and the ALR — for the first time — was one of 19 benefiting non-profits.

BGC Partners, a world leader in financial services, was created as Cantor Fitzgerald struggled to rebuild itself after the tragic events of 9/11. This company suffered the greatest losses in the attack on the World Trade Center, losing 658 of its employees — or two thirds of its workforce.

Last year, "celebrity brokers" such as Lady Gaga, Natalie Morales, Gary Sinise, and Eli Manning helped raise money for selected charities by conducting real trades with BGC’s clients.

While the final count has not yet been tallied, BGC hopes to surpass last year's total of $10 million. In the past six years, Charity Day raised more than $33 million.

Kenneth M. Farber, President of the ALR, praised this effort: "This remarkable company has overcome tremendous hardships following 9/11 – yet continues to make the world a better place. With deepest gratitude, we thank BGC for including the ALR in its Global Charity Day this year."

Every September 11th, BGC distributes revenues to dozens of charities around the world — including the Alliance for Lupus Research — to honor those who were lost on 9/11.

Put on Your Walking Shoes


In cities and towns all across the country, every day people are helping the ALR take a giant step forward when they participate in our grassroots fundraising event: Walk with Us To Cure Lupus.So, if someone you love has lupus — or if you just want to see the end of this terrible disease — we invite you to walk with the ALR and compassionate people from your community.

Please take a look at our website walk.lupusresearch.org to find a walk near you. With each step you take, each dollar you raise, and each ALR-funded investigation you help to underwrite, you give us the means to remove barriers to new treatment and find a possible cure for lupus.

You can also participate in our National Virtual Walk. In this way you can join forces with teams all across the country to raise crucial funds for lupus research and increase lupus awareness by walking anywhere you want, with anyone you want!

Put on your walking shoes and join us today!

1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

172 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Lupus Research Alliance.

We're walking across the United States to raise awareness and funds for lupus research.


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