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Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Walkathon; Sunday, May 17, 2009

March 24, 2009
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SEATTLE/PUGET SOUND WALK FACT SHEET
WHAT: The Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Walkathon is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) Walk that is designed to raise significant funds and awareness for the quest for a cure for lupus.  All walkers are encouraged to raise as much money as possible from family, friends, co-workers and business associates in support of their participation in the Walk. 

WHY: The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) was founded in 1999 through the vision and commitment of Robert Wood Johnson IV. The ALR’s mission is prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research. The ALR is the largest private funder of lupus research and has committed $50 million to lupus research. 100% of all contributions to the ALR go to support lupus research programs because the ALR’s Board of Directors pays for all administrative and fundraising costs.

WHEN:  Sunday, May 17, 2009 – Check in: 9:00AM; start time: 10:00AM
WHERE:  Alki Beach – West Seattle – starting at the Bathhouse (across from Tully’s Coffee)
HOW: Register for the Walk by phone at -206.919.6270, by email at lgray@lupusresearch.org or on-line at walk.lupusresearch.org/seattle.   Everyone is welcome to participate!!
TEAMS: Form a team! Enlist as a Team Captain, choose a Team name, and recruit team members from your circle of friends and family.

VOLUNTEER: Help us make our event a success! Volunteers are appreciated before or after the Walk! Unable to walk but still want to participate? Enlist as a Volunteer!!!  Call 206.919.6270 for details.
For more information, please contact:

Laurie Gray
Alliance for Lupus Research
3017 61st Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206.19.6270
Toll Free Walk Hotline: 866-WALK ALR (925-5257)
Email: lgray@lupusresearch.org

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