LRI Patient Advocacy Coalition Brings Lupus to DC Airwaves
A segment on lupus and recent Hill activities of the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) aired last week on ABC-TV’s Washington, DC affiliate NewsChannel 8. The four-minute interview focused on the Congressional briefing the LRI co-hosted at the Capitol with Senator Frank Lautenberg, the Congressional Lupus Caucus, Alliance for Lupus Research and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. As reported, the briefing raised awareness of lupus as a devastating autoimmune disease as well as the critical need for continued funding to the National Institutes of Health for research into new treatments and a cure. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation participated as the founder of the LRI and member of its Patient Advocacy Coalition.