Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus in WNY

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A fundraising event for Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York

Event Information

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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 2016 Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus is more than a fundraiser. It is a pledge to nearly 9,000 Western 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 should be in no later than October 10th! 

Event Details

Check In Time: 8:00-9:00AM 
Walk Start Time: 9:30AM 
Address: 1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225 
Meet Up: Below Regal Theatre

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About the Organization

Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York was founded in 1977, serving the Western New York area. The Northeastern New York and Central New York regions were added in 2004 and 2006 respectively. With the addition of the Genesee Valley region this year, the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York now serves 33 counties in all.

Our Mission is:

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