We’re happy to share our Walker of the Week with you. Steve Walrad, an ultra-marathon runner who participated in the Northern Michigan Walk with Us to Cure Lupus, also took part in another effort to raise awareness and funds for lupus research. This year he ran 60 miles of M-22 in Michigan in honor of those with lupus. Steve shares why it is important to him:

“This year I ran M-22, from Northport to Frankfort, solo. What does that mean? It means just as it sounds. In the past, I have run with my support crew and pacers. This year I ran alone and only had a “safety” person with me during the 60 mile task. Of the four runs I’ve done to date, this one was the most difficult because I did it alone. So why do it solo? Because I want it to symbolize the battle that lupus patients face. Even though they have a support crew, they are the ones who face the day-in and day-out challenges. They feel the pain. It is my privilege to have run for Danielle, in her honor. And to run in the memory of my Aunt Jo who possessed the same strength. I admire these two women greatly.”

Thank you to Steve for going the extra mile on behalf of those with lupus. 

To learn how to Walk with Us in a city near you, please visit our website:http://bit.ly/WalkwithUs.

#TBT to last year’s #ATL Walk with Us to Cure #Lupus! Let’s make it bigger and better this year Atlanta! Register for the September 27th Walk today: www.lupuswalkatl.org #WalkwithUs

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22/07/14 @ 04:30pm
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The Cleveland Clinic shares some tips for preventing lupus flares in the summer: http://bit.ly/1soC1Yj

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Click this here to get involved!

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Congratulations to Hospital for Special Surgery for ranking #3 in the nation in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report for their excellence in the field.

Shauntay Davis has been living with lupus for almost 20 years, and feels that it’s important to stay in the know about the latest lupus research. She is involved in many volunteer efforts, and shares ALR information and updates on research with a support group she formed. 

Click to hear Shauntay’s #FacesOfLupus message.

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Get in on it and join the Alliance for Lupus Research in leading the way to a cure for lupus. Show your support on Saturday, November 8th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Check in starts at 9:00 AM with the ALR Walk starting at 10:00 AM. 100% of your contributions to the ALR goes directly to support lupus research programs because the ALR’s board of directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs.

For more information about this Walk and to register, please visit http://lupuswalkla.org/ or call 866-WALK-ALR.

Bring your cameras and capture the moment. Submit your photos to info@lupusresearch.org. Our favorite photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

Join the Facebook event here.