March 2010

The Race Is On!

It’s our 40th anniversary year, and 40 marathon spots are now available for
Team Life Without Lupus
in the ING New York City Marathon!

Sunday, November 7th
New York City

So flex your feet, find out what it takes to join the team, and no matter whether you are a runner or not, mark the date to come out and cheer.

“We are again honored,” said Margaret G. Dowd, executive director of the Foundation, “to be the only lupus organization ever to host a team in the world’s most famous marathon.”

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is a New York-based institution that has served people with lupus for 40 years, and its “Team Life Without Lupus” draws 40 runners from New York City and around the world committed to raising awareness and research funds.

Our team runs on behalf of the more than 1.5 million Americans with lupus who may find it impossible to run because of the often crippling fatigue, joint and muscle pain, and life-threatening damage to organs and tissues caused by the disease.

In exchange for a $3,000 fundraising commitment,
Team Life Without Lupus runners receive team gear, invitations to get-togethers, and a complimentary training program led by experienced marathon coaches.

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And forward this email on to any of your family and friends
who might be interested in applying!

More ambitious?
A few spots are still open for the Foundation’s 2010 Nautica New York City Triathlon team. Takes place Sunday, July 18, and includes swimming and cycling along with running…in the fight against lupus. More information »

Did you know?

Team Life Without Lupus is also the first-ever lupus charity team to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon. It’s happening this Sunday, March 21, and proceeds will go to supporting research and patients services at the Foundation’s West Coast division (Lupus LA).

Check out our LA runners' fundraising progress here...and if you live in the LA-area, cheer for the team on Sunday morning from 8:30-11:30am at Lupus LA's official supporter meet-up at Mile 16 on Rodeo Drive at Brighton Way.

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The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is the preeminent lupus organization providing direct patient services, education, public awareness, and funding for lupus research.