Leading the way to a cure

Lupus Research Update: 2011 Volume 4

Volume 4, 2011 - Online Edition | In This Issue

Leading the Way to a Cure >
Research in Action: Clinical Trial Study Offers New Hope >
Understanding Lupus: Terminology and Processes >
Faces of Lupus: A Voice for Many >
10 Reasons Why Donor Support Remains Critical >
Lupus News Corner >

10 Reasons Why Donor Support Remains Critical

As 2011 comes to a close, the ALR would like to thank all of its friends and supporters who are working with us to beat lupus. The reasons are clear.

1. Lupus is a painful disease.
2. It can cause serious damage to major organs, the central nervous system, and can be life threatening.
3. It affects people of all ages.
4. Nine out of 10 people with lupus are women.
5. Lupus is three times more common among African-American women than among Caucasian women.
6. 1.5 million Americans have lupus, making it more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis.
7. Lupus is the leading cause of death among women with autoimmune diseases.
8. The exact cause of lupus is unknown.
9. There were no new lupus treatments in the marketplace in over 50 years.
10. As of yet, there is no cure.

If you would like additional information about lupus... the many ways that the ALR is working to find better treatments and ultimately a cure... or ways you can participate in our signature fundraising events Walk with Us to Cure Lupus, please visit our website www.lupusresearch.org

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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