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Community Taking Steps to Cure Lupus

February 15, 2012

The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and thousands of South Florida residents will gather for the ALR's annual "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus." The walk will take place on March 4 at Florida Atlantic University's Palm Beach Plaza located in Boca Raton. Local residents can walk individually or form a team with family, friends or co-workers.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect the joints and almost every major organ in the body, including the heart, kidneys, skin, lungs and brain.

Through the ALR's "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" program, community members come together to raise money to fund new and innovative research programs that will help lead to new treatments for the disease and one day a cure.

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Source SunSentinel.com

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