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It's World Lupus Day

May 10, 2013

Dear Friends,

It’s World Lupus Day!

And today I am writing you not only as a member of the Alliance for Lupus Research Board of Directors — but as the father of a daughter who has been living with lupus for nearly 20 years.  Clearly, finding a cure is important to me — so, I’d like to acknowledge the good work you’re doing on this special day.

First and foremost, your support of ALR propels critical lupus research.  And in doing so, you also help us to spread awareness about lupus, a disease that we know affects 1.5 million Americans and more than 5 million people around the world.  Let’s take a moment  to reflect on some of the lupus community and ALR’s milestones — achievements that you helped set in motion.

Right now, many more scientists are working and investigating in the field of autoimmune diseases and lupus than ever before.  The ALR certainly has been a catalyst for this change, having committed nearly $81 million to biomedical lupus research since its inception in 1999.

Again, thanks to your support, scientists in the ALR-funded SLEGEN consortium discovered in 2008, for the first time, specific gene markers that may predispose a person to developing lupus.  This remarkable discovery now allows scientists to focus therapies on these particular genes.

Finally, after more than 50 years with no lupus-specific drugs, a new treatment was approved by the FDA in 2011, opening the path to other potential new treatments that are currently in different pipeline stages.

So as I close this email, allow me the pleasure of thanking you for your support.  You’ve enabled the ALR to advance the understanding of lupus — and to become the global leader in funding pioneering lupus research.  

It is people like you who are making a difference for my family and everyone affected by this disease.

So on World Lupus Day, let’s acknowledge the achievements we’ve made together. While there is still no known cure for lupus, we can be sure it is on its way.

In gratitude,

  

Joe Mauriello

Board Member

My fellow Board Members and I are proud that we will continue to cover all administration and fundraising costs — so that 100% of all donor contributions goes toward the ALR’s critical research programs.


It's World Lupus Day

May 10, 2013

Dear Friends,

It’s World Lupus Day!

And today I am writing you not only as a member of the Alliance for Lupus Research Board of Directors — but as the father of a daughter who has been living with lupus for nearly 20 years.  Clearly, finding a cure is important to me — so, I’d like to acknowledge the good work you’re doing on this special day.

First and foremost, your support of ALR propels critical lupus research.  And in doing so, you also help us to spread awareness about lupus, a disease that we know affects 1.5 million Americans and more than 5 million people around the world.  Let’s take a moment  to reflect on some of the lupus community and ALR’s milestones — achievements that you helped set in motion.

Right now, many more scientists are working and investigating in the field of autoimmune diseases and lupus than ever before.  The ALR certainly has been a catalyst for this change, having committed nearly $81 million to biomedical lupus research since its inception in 1999.

Again, thanks to your support, scientists in the ALR-funded SLEGEN consortium discovered in 2008, for the first time, specific gene markers that may predispose a person to developing lupus.  This remarkable discovery now allows scientists to focus therapies on these particular genes.

Finally, after more than 50 years with no lupus-specific drugs, a new treatment was approved by the FDA in 2011, opening the path to other potential new treatments that are currently in different pipeline stages.

So as I close this email, allow me the pleasure of thanking you for your support.  You’ve enabled the ALR to advance the understanding of lupus — and to become the global leader in funding pioneering lupus research.  

It is people like you who are making a difference for my family and everyone affected by this disease.

So on World Lupus Day, let’s acknowledge the achievements we’ve made together. While there is still no known cure for lupus, we can be sure it is on its way.

In gratitude,

  

Joe Mauriello

Board Member

My fellow Board Members and I are proud that we will continue to cover all administration and fundraising costs — so that 100% of all donor contributions goes toward the ALR’s critical research programs.



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100 million

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