|Location :||South Boston, MA|
|Date :||09-Jun-2012 Saturday|
|Time :||All day|
Harpoon Helps is honored to be partnering with the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) for their upcoming Boston Walk with Us to Cure Lupus event on Saturday, June 9th at Castle Island. Check-in begins at 9 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM.
The number of people with lupus in the United States has been estimated to be as many as 1.5 million. Anyone can develop lupus, including children, but certain people are more likely to develop the disease. The ALR-funded International SLE Genetics (SLEGEN) Consortium research project has indentified links between specific genes and women with lupus.
A person’s risk of developing lupus appears to be determined by genetic (hereditary) factors. However, the onset of the disease may be triggered by environmental factors such as infection, sunlight, or stress.
You can help:
· Join and recruit others to be a part of Harpoon Helps Team, click here to register and get started. Family members and friends are also welcome to join our team. Once on team page, scroll to the bottom and click on “join team” (located above the team roster) and complete registration information. The ALR site can also be used to search for other team members.
· Alternatively, if you do not reside in the Greater Boston area or will be out of town, you can become a “virtual” participate by walking around your neighborhood or park. Follow registration instructions listed above or click here to register, choose the option listed as a “Virtual Walker” for the Harpoon Helps Team and complete registration information.
· Finally, if you would just like to make a personal donation to the Harpoon Helps Teams fundraising efforts, please click here.
Please consider joining us on June 9th for a great day in South Boston for a very important cause!
For more information about the Alliance for Lupus Research or the Boston walk, please contact Elizabeth Vega-Eng firstname.lastname@example.org.