Latest Lupus Foundation of America Stories

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...

2011-05-23 07:37:00

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 21, 2011 the South Street Seaport was filled with purple passion as nearly 5,000 people living with lupus and their families and friends walked together to bring greater attention to lupus and raise urgently needed funds for lupus research, education, and support programs during the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) fourth annual Walk for Lupus Now® event in New York City. Many people were wearing purple...

2011-05-11 01:18:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --GRAMMY® award-winner Rita Coolidge performed at the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) National Butterfly Gala in Washington, DC to a crowd of 600 celebrating a new era that offers hope for an improved quality of life for people living with lupus. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/DC99958-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/DC99958-b ) (Photo:...

2011-04-18 14:47:00

LFA to honor Roch Doliveux, Chief Executive Officer, UCB; U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (MS); and Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) today announced the lupus community champions from government, industry, and science to be honored during its Eighth Annual National Butterfly Gala, which is being held on World Lupus Day, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The LFA will honor:...

2011-03-24 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 3,000 walkers will celebrate the first drug developed for lupus in more than 50 years during the milestone 5th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! D.C. on Sat., April 16. Approved by the FDA on March 9, BENLYSTA by Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) represents relief for the unrelenting pain faced by many lupus patients whose disease still lacks a cure. American Idol-ready Devin Kowl (http://www.devinkowl.com/), a 15-year-old...

2011-03-09 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, BENLYSTA®, for the treatment of lupus, an autoimmune disease. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/lupus/48747/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM58624 ) Sandra C. Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), has issued the...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Harlem Diamond LLC launches the eco-friendly Fab CHick by Harlem Diamondâ“ž¢ line of lip sticks, lip glosses and nail lacquer. The line is available online at harlemdiamond.com. Harlem, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Harlem Diamond LLC launches the eco-friendly Fab CHick by Harlem Diamondâ“ž¢ line of lip sticks, lip glosses and nail lacquer. The line is available online at harlemdiamond.com. The lips are covered as the line is paraben...

2010-12-23 13:30:00

Lupus Foundation of America Highlights the Year's Top Ten Achievements WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Events of 2010 represented the beginning of the long anticipated transition to a new era in which the 1.5 million Americans and the more than five million individuals worldwide living with the autoimmune disease lupus can look forward to an improved quality of life. Potential new treatments for lupus passed several milestones on the road toward approval, public and...

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