May 5, 2013
Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, Inc.
270 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032 ∙ (860) 269-6240
Corrianne Gagliardi, Director of Development and Communications
Office: (860) 269-6240
April 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL BUS TO BRING LUPUS AWARENESS TO RESIDENTS OF CONNECTICUT
Lupus Awareness Bus to Stop at West Hartford’s Walk to End Lupus Now, State’s Largest Lupus Awareness Event, Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary
WEST HARTFORD, CT – The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, Inc. will be featuring the Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery National Tour bus at their Walk to End Lupus Now event on Sunday, May 5th in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The bus will be available from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Walk to End Lupus Now is Connecticut’s largest lupus awareness event, and this year marks their 40th anniversary. “We are extremely happy to have the National Tour bus at our Walk to End Lupus Now event,” says Corrianne Gagliardi, Director of Development and Communications, “the walk will include food trucks, a silent auction, and fun for the whole family, make sure to come out and join us!”
“Lupus affects an estimated 17,000 people in Connecticut alone, but many people do not understand what lupus is or what it does, so it is crucial to increase awareness through events like our Walk to End Lupus Now,” Gagliardi adds, “the bus will be filled with interactive stations to learn about lupus through the experiences of people who live with the disease.”
About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter was founded in 1973, and it is one of the founding chapters of the national organization. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. For more information about lupus and our efforts to solve the cruel mystery, visit www.lupusct.org
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