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2012-03-20 06:26:22

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 20, Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline released the results of a new survey highlighting a communication gap between people with lupus and the people who care for and about them. The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandra C. Raymond, issued the following statement regarding the survey results: "Lupus is an unpredictable and incredibly complex disease that can impact every...

2012-02-20 05:00:00

West Penn Allegheny Health System physicians were instrumental in the development and trials of a new diagnostic test that pinpoints proteins which are useful in ruling-in lupus and ruling-out similar Disorders. The Avise-SLE blood is now commerically available nationwide. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 A new blood test designed by physicians and scientists from the West Penn Allegheny Health System to help clinicians diagnose lupus with greater ease and accuracy is now...

2011-10-18 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter will host its annual Night of Hope Gala on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Mason Murer. This charity event generates funding for the only statewide lupus programs, advocacy and lupus research. The evening will include auctions, dinner, cocktails, entertainment and an introduction to the 2012 Faces of Hope. This year's Gala promises to be a true celebration. With the recent FDA approval of Benlysta, the...

2011-10-12 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from fashion, entertainment, and media were among the nearly 700 guests who stepped up to support the millions of individuals around the world affected by lupus during the second annual Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) Butterfly Gala in New York City. The LFA recognized: Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Natalie Morales, NBC News Anchor, "Today" and Co-host, Third Hour, for their leadership...

2011-09-30 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purple passion will cap a month of pink ribbons--raising funds and awareness for people with lupus, a still-unknown disease. More than 1,000 people with lupus, their families, friends and co-workers dressed in purple will carry butterflies in the Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. Affecting mostly women, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body...

2011-09-23 09:00:00

Funding Aims to Improve Lupus Detection Nationwide New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and Lupus Research Institute (LRI) commend the entire U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for recognizing the urgent need for greater health education in lupus with the adoption of its fiscal 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill September 21. The Senate legislation allocates $1 million to continue the current federal lupus education...

2011-09-24 20:15:00

More than $236,000 raised to support research, education, and support services for people affected by lupus in the Greater Los Angeles area LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hollywood stars of film and television turned out to raise critically needed funds for research, education, and support programs that benefit people affected by lupus during the Fifth Annual Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Walk for Lupus Now®, in Los Angeles on Saturday,...

2011-09-22 07:30:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The HealthWell Foundation,(®) a nonprofit organization providing financial assistance to insured patients facing a variety of chronic and life-altering illnesses, announces the launch of a new fund supporting treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), the most common form of lupus. The fund provides copayment assistance to people living with lupus who are burdened by high-cost medications. The Lupus Foundation of...

2011-08-11 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will offer the latest in lupus research, treatments and coping skills on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Led by world-renowned lupus expert and keynote speaker Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H., the 24th Annual Maryland Lupus Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, Md....

2011-06-30 15:07:00

JENKINTOWN, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The campaign for the 20th Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk for Lupus Now recently kicked off in the Philadelphia Tri-State region! More than 4,000 walkers, runners, volunteers and supporters are expected to participate in the event which takes place on Sunday, October 30, 2011 in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. "On our anniversary walk, we are thrilled to celebrate another milestone," said Annette Myarick, CEO for the Lupus...