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Pour for a cure

Join us at a private home in beautiful Santa Rosa hill country, decked out in your best diamonds and denim, for the inaugural Pour for a Cure – Taste Wine, Fight Lupus event. Your support will help patients locally as well fund important research towards a cure. POUR WITH US! > September 9, 2017 12 […] READ MORE

Breaking Through Gala

Please join us for a breakthrough evening celebrating the power of science. Purchase Tickets > Monday, November 20, 2017 6:30 PM – Cocktails 7:30 PM – Dinner Ziegfeld Ballroom 141 West 54th Street, New York City HONORING Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Margaret G. Dowd, Immediate Past Co-President and CEO, Lupus Research Alliance […] READ MORE

New York City Walk Kick-off Scored High — Together

Aug. 8, 2017 The New York City Area lupus community came together full force to get the Lupus Research Alliance October 14th Walk with Us to Cure Lupus off to a running start. The fabulous Advancing Lupus Care Through Vital Medical Research event held at iHeart Media headquarters started with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed […] READ MORE

Willie Colon Tees-Off for Lupus at Golf Outing Benefit

Fore! The Third Annual Willie Colon Golf Outing benefiting the Lupus Research Alliance and the Jean Davis Research Grant raised thousands in crucial funds for lupus research programs — while increasing awareness of the disease. Held at the Somerset Hill Country Club in Bernardsville, NJ, the Outing is the premier golf event in the New […] READ MORE

Lupus Handbag Luncheon Supports Science in Style

They showed style. They showed grace. But more important, attendees of the 8th Annual Lupus Handbag Luncheon and Silent Auction showed awe for Women of Achievement honorees Claudia Cividino and Alison Lee. Alison began battling lupus as a teenager. She worked in marketing for the beauty industry until, after enduring a lupus-related kidney transplant and […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Welcomes Self-Injectable Form of Belimumab

The Lupus Research Alliance congratulates GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the approval of belimumab (Benlysta®) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a self-injectable (subcutaneous) formulation for people with systemic lupus erythematosus being treated with standard therapy. Belimumab is currently approved as a one-hour intravenous infusion given once every four weeks by a healthcare professional in […] READ MORE

Multi-ethnic Study Identifies New Genetic Markers for Lupus

Scientists from an international consortium have identified a large number of new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus. The study is published in the July 17 issue of the journal Nature Communications and was led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, King’s College of London and Genentech Inc. Autoimmune diseases […] READ MORE

Congratulations to Our Lupus Advocates

Your Hard Work is Working for Lupus Research Millions in funding specifically for lupus research – championed throughout the year by the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates nationwide — were allocated in the budget passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee! The appropriations bill provides an additional $5 million for the […] READ MORE

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Virginia Pascual

Funds Major Study of Lupus Biomarkers to Predict Flares The 2017 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded on June 15th to Virginia Pascual, MD for a project that shows great promise in understanding the events leading to lupus flares. Dr. Pascual was recently named Founding Director of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health […] READ MORE

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