August 29, 2022
Big thanks go to the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (LADA) for their donation of $150,000 to support research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance given at their 22nd Annual Lupus Charity Golf Classic at Shenendoah Golf Course at Turning Stone in upstate New York.
LADA President & CEO Kathleen A. Arntsen presented the check to LRA executives and avid golfers Dorey Neilinger, Ian Kirkman, and Albert Roy. LADA’s contribution brings support over the past 22 years to nearly $1 million. 100% goes directly to support lupus research projects because the LRA Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs.
This year’s contribution is directed specifically to further LADA’s 2021 grant allowing Dr. Zahi Touma at University of Toronto to continue his Modeling Cognitive Impairment project and Dr. Joyce Chang at Boston Children’s Hospital to keep advancing her Vascular Injury project. The decision to provide additional support to these studies was based on the great progress shown in their first year.
“We are grateful to receive this very generous gift and thankful for the unwavering support LADA has contributed to the LRA over the years,” commented Mr. Roy, the incoming LRA President and CEO as of September 6, 2022. “Led by President and CEO, Kathleen Arntsen, LADA works tirelessly to achieve our shared vision of life without lupus.”
“As a patient-led organization, we have always believed wholeheartedly in investing in groundbreaking quality research here at the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association,” stated President and CEO Kathleen Arntsen. “Because of this conviction, we recognized that from its inception, the Lupus Research Alliance was the research institute that LADA needed to support and are honored to have continued to do so for over two decades.”