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NENY Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus

A fundraising event for Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York

Event Information

9:00am Sunday, March 19, 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 is a pledge to nearly 13,000 North Eastern 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 14th! 

Event Details

Registration: 7:30AM 
Walk Start Time: 8:30AM 
Address: Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203
(Use Best Buy 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. We provide free information, new patient orientations and support group meetings, to those affected by lupus. We also host regional symposiums, advocacy events, fundraisers and a variety of activities to engage the community.

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