August 24, 2021
We give a big thank you to the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (LADA) for their generous donation of $120,000 to support research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance. The funding is specifically directed to Dr. Zahi Touma at University of Toronto for his Modeling Cognitive Impairment project and Dr. Joyce Chang at Boston Children’s Hospital for her Vascular Injury project.
As pictured, the check was presented to key LRA staff members Jonathan Marks, Dorey Neilinger and Albert Roy by LADA President & CEO Kathleen A. Arntsen and Secretary David L. Arntsen August 19 during their 21st Annual Lupus Charity Golf Classic at Shenendoah Golf Club in upstate New York. This brings the 20-year research support that LADA has provided to the LRA to $831,050 – and every dollar will go directly to these promising projects!
LRA Executive Director Andrea O’Neill commented, “Lupus and Allied Diseases Association is an exceptionally effective organization which believes as we do in the power of science to improve the lives of people with lupus. We are honored to accept this extraordinarily generous gift on behalf of our shared lupus community.”