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CNY Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus

illuminating lupus, lifting community

A fundraising event for Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York

Event Information

9:30am Sunday, April 02, 2017

About the Walk


Lupus is the least known major disease of our day. Those with the disease struggle with a multitude of changing symptoms, pain, and not knowing what is happening to them, for an average of five years, before even being diagnosed. Imagine waiting for anything for 5 years, let alone an answer to what’s hurting you!  What’s more, lupus affects each person differently, making the lupus journey a very lonely path.

The 2017 Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus is more than a fundraiser. It's a pledge to thousands of Central New Yorkers that they are not alone. We are walking with and for them, to provide the help and hope they need to be strong and to live their best lives. We are advocating, raising awareness and funding research for earlier detection, better treatment and, ultimately, a cure.

Your contribution will help provide vital resources, new patient orientations and support group meetings, free of charge, for lupus patients and their loved ones. With your help, we can shine the light on lupus and light their path.





Giving Levels and Rewards

  • $50 - $199: Walk T-shirt
  • $200 - $299: Walk T-shirt and cap
  • $300 - $499: Walk T-shirt, cap, and $25 mall gift card
  • $500 - $759: Walk T-shirt, cap, and $50 mall gift card
  • $750 - $999: Walk T-shirt, cap, and $75 mall gift card
  • $1,000+: Walk T-shirt, cap, and $100 mall gift card

Teams of 5 or more raising $2,500+ win a pizza party, and team members receive prizes according to the amounts they raised!

To be counted toward gift levels, contributions must be received no later than April 28th!




Event Details

Registration: 8:00AM 
Walk Begins: 9:30 AM 
Address:  9090 Destiny USA Dr, Syracuse, NY 13204 
(Use Canyon entrance)

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About the Organization

Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York (LAUNY) serves Central New York, Genesee Valley, Northeast New York and Western New York. LAUNY provides programs, resources and support, free of charge, to those affected by lupus and related autoimmune disease. We are committed to educating, empowering and strengthening the communities we serve.


Our Mission:
- provide information and support to the extended lupus community, including lupus warriors, loved ones, and caregivers;
- raise lupus awareness and increase understanding among providers, law makers, and the general public;
- fund research that will lead to earlier diagnosis, more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure.