LRI Coalition Members Present Generous Donations to Research

Many thanks to members of the Lupus Research Institute’s Coalition -- Kathleen Arntsen, Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York Inc. (Photo to left) and Julie Mersereau, Lupus Foundation of Genesee Valley NY, Inc. (Photo to right) – for their sizable donations resulting from their hard work with local fundraising. Kathleen and Julie formally presented their donations to LRI Board of Directors Co-chairs Jack Lavery (left) and Robert Ravitz (right) during the LRI’s recent 12th Annual “Forum for Discovery” in New York.

We also heartily congratulate Kathleen for her recognition by the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals' (ARHP) with the Addie Thomas Service Award for her longstanding history of volunteer service and leadership contributions to the field of Rheumatology on the local, regional, and national levels. She will receive the prestigious award at the Opening Session of the American College of Rheumatology/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on November 10, 2012.