Thursday, April 30, 2009

News Anchor Brenda Blackmon Supports the ALR

This is just awesome. News anchor Branda Blackmon talks about lupus, the ALR and the importance of the simple task of asking for help. Click here for the full story.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Matching Gifts Made Easy

Super easy new matching gift feature from the ALR. Check it out here!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Roland and Olympia the Lupus Research Supporting Felines

After Roland went outside to recruit his sister Olympia for the cause the two kittens were filthy! They were not too pleased with their bath however. Olympia can even be seen nearing Roland's ALR bracelet for comfort!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What do you wanna do with your life!? I Wanna Rock!!!

Join Chicago bands The Blissters and 1997, on Saturday, April 25 at LaSalle Power Company for a concert benefiting the ALR and ALR Chicago Walk!

7:00 pm, Doors Open
$10.00 Cover Charge, 100% Donated to the ALR and ALR Chicago Walk
Silent Auction and Raffle

Learn more about the Chicago ALR Walk here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Erika's Crew from Connecticut Rocks!

Ansonia to host 5K walk for lupus research

Laura Poquette says she's pleased she and her daughter, Erika Poquette, 18, are able to bring the second annual 5K walk for the Alliance for Lupus Research to the Valley.

"We're glad we can hold the walk at Nolan Field this year," Laura Poquette said. "Last year, we held it in a more central location in the state, but it seemed most of the people there were from the Valley, so we changed the location."

The walk will step off at 10 a.m. June 27 at the track at Jarvis Field in the Nolan Sports Complex, 350 Wakelee Ave. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. The 5K (3.1-mile) walk around the track will be held rain or shine.

click here for the full story

Friday, April 10, 2009

Roland Doing His Part!

Roland (see a few posts below to read about Roland) went outside and recruited his sister Olympia for the ALR's quest to find a cure!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The ALR on Facebook...

With YOUR help has surpassed 500 fans! Let's continue to spread the word. And as the blog title says, Together, we will find a cure!

ALR Facebook Page

Friday, April 3, 2009

Gene linked to lupus might explain gender difference in disease risk

In an international human genetic study, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a gene linked to the autoimmune disease lupus, and its location on the X chromosome might help explain why females are 10 times more susceptible to the disease than males.

For the full story click here

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Declared Lupus Alert Month

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve this resolution.
Click here for full story.

And in additional news April also happens to be the month of my birth!