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Official Charity Highlight: Premiere Charity – Lupus LA (SLE Lupus Foundation, DBA Lupus LA)

Take a closer look at one of the LA Marathon’s Official Charities!  Premiere Charity: Lupus LA (SLE Lupus Foundation, DBA Lupus LA)

 

Team Life without Lupus

Team Life without Lupus provides athletes with an opportunity to make new friends and reach their health and fitness goals while helping others in the community.  In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards critical patient services in the Greater Los Angeles area.  You can help families cope with this disease as we work towards a cure.

About Lupus

Lupus affects more than 1.5 million Americans.  In fact, more Americans have lupus than AIDS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, sickle-cell anemia, or cystic fibrosis, making it one of this country’s most prevalent medical problems. Ninety percent of those diagnosed with lupus are women, and the onset of the disease usually occurs during childbearing age, between the ages of l5 and 44.  African American women are three times more likely to get lupus than white women.  It is also more common among Hispanic/Latina, Asian and American Indian women. Lupus is a leading cause of kidney disease, stroke and premature cardiovascular disease in young women.  However, lupus also strikes children, men and older adults.

What our runners say:

“It was a great experience to be part of the 5K….And what made it even more enjoyable was the fact that I got to interact with different people all working towards a common goal: a cure.” — Eilish Morales

“I completed the marathon in 5 hours 36 minutes and 39 seconds. I never would have been able to accomplish this without the love and support of all the Lupus LA members who inspire me not only to run 26.2 miles, but to be passionate about my work every day. Their  dedication to finding a cure, and their courage to share their experience with everyone attending our support groups motivates me to do anything within my reach to be part of their support network. I’m already looking forward to representing Team Lupus LA in 2013!”  — Gabby Trejo

About Lupus LA

Lupus LA is a non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus.

Join the team: Joining our team is easy.  Fill out a commitment form and submit to Lupus LA.  Once we have this information, we will we will mail you your welcome packet.  You can find the commitment form on our website at www.lupusla.org.

Contact Info: Elyse Reyes – (310) 657-5667 ext. 303 or ereyes@lupusla.org

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